USDA's Farm Service Agency announced Thursday that because of extreme weather events, producers who miss FSA’s July 15 acreage reporting deadline will not face a late filing fee if they file within a month of the deadline.

“With many program deadlines approaching, our Service Centers are working hard to accommodate as many producer appointments as possible,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “By providing flexibilities to our Notice of Loss policy, we can ensure we provide the best customer service.”

Producers who filed a “timely” prevented plant claim with their insurance company, but filed a Notice of Loss form after the deadline will be considered timely for FSA purposes. Producers of uninsured crops must send their Notice of Loss forms to the FSA office postmarked with the final acreage reporting date in the county in order to be seen as “timely filed.”

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