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NO PLANTING: Planters are sidelined by heavy rains.

Tips on filing prevent plant claim forms

Prepare documentation such as seed purchase receipts to prove you intended to plant.

Prevent planting acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency. Dates vary from county to county. Check with your local FSA office for the dates in your area.

Be prepared to provide documentation to support the claim that you intended to plant the acres. Documentation could consist of information about any field preparations, fertilizer applications, purchase of seed, etc.

FSA will accept the report of prevent plant acreage as timely if it was filed timely with crop insurance. Supporting documentation must be provided.

If the request for prevented planting history credit is not filed timely, any late-filed request will be assessed a measurement service fee per farm and any approvals will be subject to assessment of the disaster condition during a farm visit.

Additionally, producers with failed acres should file form CCC-576, Notice of Loss, to report acreage destroyed or damaged by disaster. The CCC-576 must be filed prior to destruction of the crop to provide FSA with an opportunity to inspect the acreage.

For losses on crops covered by the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and crop insurance, producers must file a Notice of Loss within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent. Additionally, many crops covered by NAP require an initial notification of loss be made to the FSA administrative office within 72 hours of loss occurrence or loss becoming apparent.

Producers must timely file a Notice of Loss for failed acres on all crops including grasses to ensure the opportunity to receive acreage reporting history credit for the crop as well as potential program benefits.

Timely reporting of planted, prevented planted and failed crops maintains a farms eligibility for USDA programs.

For more information visit your local FSA office or the national website at

Source: North Dakota Farm Service Agency, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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