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Remember When Farming Was A Way of Life?
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:11:49 PM »
Well, those days are long gone and govt dictates the rules now.
I have an interest in farmland in Nebraska, so I get these reports regularly as a headsup to the law.
There was a time when a farmer sold his produce to the highest bidder, kept his profits and decided on his own what to plant that brought in the best return on his labor.
Not anymore. Now it's all about fighting for a place on a govt teat. This is how the govt does it, they set up a program that assures everyone will partake or else.

Upcoming Acreage Reporting Dates

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are
encouraged to visit the County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification
report by the applicable deadline.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable:

*November 15, 2018* Perennial crops such as Grass and Alfalfa

*December 15, 2018*  Small grains such as Wheat, Oats and Barley

*"_Note:_"* Oats reporting deadline is December 15, but generally not planted so
must be reported within 15 days of planting

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

  * If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the
acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is
  * If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting
date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after
purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the
county office.
  * If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of cover only,
green manure, left standing, or seed, then the acreage must be reported by July
15th.Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note
that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates
listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop

*"_IMPORTANT:_"* November 15, 2018 is also the final date to _late-file_ all 2018
perennial crops such as grass. Failure to have a 2018 grass crop report on file by
this deadline will result in ineligibility for the 2018 Livestock Forage Program
(LFP) and other programs.

Designation By Landowner Provision

Producers are reminded of the importance of reporting to their local Farm Service
Agency (FSA) Office any change to their farming operation that would affect the
status of that farm so the change can be effective for the current fiscal year. A
farm, as defined by FSA, is generally made up of tracts that have the same owner and
the same operator. A sale of land in the farm or a tract of land within the farm
would be an instance that requires notifying the local FSA office so a farm
reconstitution can be initiated using the FSA-155, "Request for Farm
Reconstitution". These requests must be made by August 1.

A special provision exists that would allow contract acres to be divided in a manner
agreed to by all sellers and buyers. The method of division, known as the
Designation by Landowner provision, must be requested and requires all sellers and
buyers agree to the method by signing the FSA-155, or providing a memorandum of
understanding that includes signatures of all sellers and buyers.

The designation by landowner method of division may be used more specifically when:

  * Part of the farm is sold or ownership is transferred.

  * An entire farm is sold to 2 or more persons.

  * Farm ownership is transferred to 2 or more persons.

  * Part of a tract is sold or ownership is transferred.

  * A tract is sold to 2 or more persons.

  * Tract ownership is transferred to 2 or more persons.


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