USDA's Seneca County Farm Service Agency reminds wheat and barley producers the final date to report fall seeded crops is Dec. 17.
Producers who participate in crop insurance are reminded to report the same acreage to FSA and on crop insurance reporting to avoid discrepancies between the two agencies.
In a normal year, wheat accounts for 15.3 percent of crop acreage reported by Seneca County farmers, according the local FSA office. Typically, 39,156 acres of wheat are planted out of a total of 256,304 acres of all reported cropland in the county.
Failure to report wheat or barley acreage by the reporting deadline will cause the loss of program benefits. Most farm programs administered by FSA require producers to report crop acreage including the Conservation Reserve Program, Marketing Assistance Loan Program and the Non Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
For more information, call (419) 447-7071, ext. 2, or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/pas.