Washington, St. Tammany parishes spring crop reporting deadline July 15

Published 9:18 am Monday, June 23, 2014

The Washington/St. Tammany Parish Farm Service Agency wants to remind producers that July 15 is the final date to report all spring-seeded crops in Washington and St. Tammany parishes.

Call for an appointment to avoid waiting.

Planting dates shall not be changed once certified.

Final planting dates for spring seeded crops in Washington and St. Tammany parishes are as follows:

• Corn – April 20

• Rice – May 15

• Grain Sorghum –May 15

•Cotton – May 25

• Soybeans – June 15

• DC Soybeans – June 25

Prevented Planting

To be considered timely, producers who request prevented planting acreage credit must report the acreage on FSA-578 and complete CCC-576, Part B within 15 calendar days after the final planting date.

Failed Acreage Credit

Failed acreage is acreage that was timely planted with the intent to harvest, but because of disaster-related conditions, the crop failed before it could be brought to harvest. To be approved as failed acreage, the acreage must have been reported as failed before the disposition of the crop, and the crop must have been planted under normal conditions but failed as the result of a natural disaster and not a management decision.

For more information, contact the Washington/St. Tammany Parish FSA Office at 1111 Washington St., Franklinton, or call the office at 985-839-5687, Ext. 2.