Colorado FSA November enewsletter - Important Deadlines approaching

November 2015

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Colorado FSA: November 2015 eNewsletter


Colorado State FSA Office
Denver Federal Center       
Building 56, Room 2760
Denver, CO 80225-0426

Phone: 720-544-2876 
Fax: 844-860-8228
Website: www.fsa.usda.gov/co

State Executive Director: Leland Swenson

State Committee;
Chairman:
ArmandoValdez
Members:
Marsha Daughenbaugh
Anita Nein
Bill Warren
James Hume

Next Meeting: December 7 & 8 

Online directory of FSA Offices

Reasonable Accommodations: People with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in FSA programs should contact the County Executive Director in the FSA Office in your area or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Alternatively, you may also contact Colorado FSA Civil Rights Coordinator Patti Finke at (720) 544-2889 or patti.finke@co.usda.gov

 

 

Nov. 16 Deadline - Fall Acreage Reporting

Colorado producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA Office to file an accurate crop certification report no later than November 16, 2015 for PRF/Perennial Forage, which includes but not limited to grass, alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, clover and mixed forage intended for hay or grazing. PRF includes acreage insured as PRF with crop insurance. 

There will be a late file fee after November 16, 2015.  Producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate, timely crop certification report no later than Nov. 16.

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting date:

  • If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
  • If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.
  • If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed,” then the acreage must be reported by July 15th.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact your local FSA office.