FSA Reported Crop Acreage Update – Over 85,000 PP Acres in Wms. Co.

By:  Stephanie Karhoff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released updated 2019 acreage data on October 10 disclosing the number of prevented planting acres reported to the Farm Service Agency (FSA).  Ohio had 1,563,240 total reported prevented planting acres.

In Williams County specifically, there were 85,011 total prevented planting acres (3rd highest county). Of these, 40,644 acres were soybeans, and 44,367 were corn.

PP Acres by County as of 10/1/2019

From USDA-FSA:  Farm Service Agency policy requires that producers participating in several programs submit an annual report regarding all cropland use on their farms. These programs include Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Reporting also applies to those who receive marketing assistance loans or loan deficiency payments. Failure to file an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses can result in loss of program benefits. Producers are required to self report all cropland on each farm to FSA annually. FSA uses these data to determine payment eligibility (land must be in an eligible agricultural use to qualify for payments) and to calculate losses for various disaster programs. Data are reported in the following categories: planted; prevented planted; and failed. In addition, the National Agricultural Statistics Service uses FSA planted acreage data to complement their survey data. For more information, visit the NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov.

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