USDA FSA United State Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency logoFarm Service Agency County Executive Director, James L. Giffin announced today that farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from Monday, July 15, 2013, to Friday, August 2, 2013. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has NOT changed and remains July 15.

Accurate acreage reports are necessary to determine and maintain eligibility for various programs, such as the Direct and County-cyclical Program (DCP); the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE); the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP); and the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistant Program (NAP).

Acreage reports for FSA are considered timely this year when filed at the county office by the new applicable final crop reporting deadline of August 2, 2013. Producers should contact their local FSA office if they are uncertain about reporting deadlines.

While FSA is able to extend its deadline, Crop Insurance acreage reporting date remains July 15, 2013, for most spring planted crops in the country. Farmers are reminded to contact their insurance agent if they have any questions about coverage, prevented planting, or for reporting and processing a claim.

Producers should visit the Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke FSA Office to complete acreage reports. For questions on this or any FSA program, call the local office at (865) 397-3151 or toll free (855) 545-5006 or email