Furnas County producers reminded to report damage, failed acres

(Beaver City, Nebraska), July 3, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dillon Breinig in Furnas County reminds producers to report to the FSA Office any major damage or failed acres that may have resulted from the recent heavy rains and severe weather in the area.

“The Farm Service Agency has emergency assistance programs to provide aid when disasters strike,” Breinig said. “However, program triggers and eligibility requirements vary. To help us understand the severity of losses that were sustained and whether a secretarial disaster designation is warranted, we need to hear from producers.”

In addition to reporting for disaster designation purposes, producers also should report prevented planting and failed acres. Such reporting is required in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility, Breinig said.

Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by FSA and the Risk Management Agency. Producers with failed acres should also use form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, to report failed acres.

For losses on crops covered by the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), producers should check with their local FSA office for specific deadlines to notify and file a Notice of Loss. Producers must timely file a Notice of Loss for failed acres on all crops, including grasses.

Please contact the Dillon Breinig County FSA office at (308) 268-3055 to schedule an appointment to file a Notice of Loss or to report other farm or ranch weather-related damages.

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