HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency and the Risk Management Agency have established common acreage reporting dates for producers participating in FSA and RMA programs.
Beginning with the 2012 crop year, spring barley, spring oats, forage seeding, rye, triticale, spring wheat and all other spring-seeded small grains will have a June 15 acreage reporting date.
Cigar filler tobacco, corn, fresh market sweet corn, fresh market tomatoes, perennial forage (fall harvest), grain sorghum, green peas, Maryland tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, soybeans, sweet corn and all other crops not listed elsewhere will have a July 15 acreage reporting date.
Cabbage and processing beans will have an Aug. 15 acreage reporting date.
Beginning with the 2013 crop year (Fall 2012), Nov. 15 will be the acreage reporting date for apiculture, fall barley, fall oats, perennial forage (spring harvest), forage seeding, PRF, rye, speltz, triticale, fall wheat and any other fall-seeded small grains.
Apples, grapes, peaches and pears will have a Jan. 15 acreage reporting date.
For more information on the common acreage reporting dates, farmers should contact the local FSA office at 627-1624.