JDC Farm Service Agency acreage reporting

Published 11:37 am Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Jefferson Davis County Farm Service Agency (FSA) County would like to remind local producers of the opportunity to report their planting crop acreage for fiscal year (FY) 2021.  We know it is the time of year that producers are planting spring/summer seeded crops (corn, soybeans, grain sorghum etc.) for grain and starting to produce hay and graze there summer grasses (Bahia, Bermuda, Mixed grass, Native grass, etc).  It is important that you report your acreage.  The acreage reporting deadline for spring/summer crops for FY 2021 is July 15. This reporting period includes the following crops: corn, soybeans, Bahia grass, Bermuda grass, native grass, conservation reserve program, etc.

Many farm programs require an acreage report be filed timely.  In order to maintain eligibility and benefits of many programs, you must timely file an acreage repot.  Failure to file an acreage report by the crop reporting deadline may cause ineligibility for future program benefits.  FSA will not accept acreage reports provided more than a year after the acreage reporting deadline.

Producers are encouraged to file their acreage reports as soon as planting is completed.

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We have maps available for acreage reporting here at the county office to assist you in making your acreage report.  You will need to call the county office and we will mail or email you maps of your property to assist you in reporting your crop acreage.  Once you have marked the maps with the information you will need to email, mail or drop them office at our offices in the drop boxes located in front of our offices.  Once we have completed loading all of your crops we will print and mail or email the FSA-578 (report of acreage) for you to sign.  The signed FSA-578 must be returned to the county office to complete the acreage reporting process. Our offices are only open to the public my appointment ONLY due to the COVID-19 protocol.

For more information on Crop Acreage Reporting and other FSA programs, visit the Jefferson Davis – Lawrence County FSA Office, 714 Columbia Ave., Ste. C, Prentiss, MS or call 601-792-8601, (Ext. 2) or e-mail rebecca.mckenzie@ms.usda.com or  for more program information go to www.fsa.usda.gov.