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Prevented planting reporting deadline extended

Farmers now have more time to report acres left unplanted because of a cold, wet spring to their local Farm Service Agency offices.

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Prevented planting reporting deadlines have been extended to coincide with the final acreage reporting date of July 15.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture requires farmers who request prevented planting credit to report the applicable acreage to FSA within 15 calendar days after the final planting date for the crop. These dates vary from crop to crop, but usually fall well before July 15, according to the USDA.

North Dakota FSA executive director Aaron Krauter reminded producers that accurately reporting failed and prevented planted acreage is important for crop insurance purposes.

Future disaster programs may also become available through USDA that take prevented planting into account, Krauter said in a news release.