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FSA Deadline Changes Detailed

Chris Clayton
By  Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor
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USDA has posted a long list of program date changes affected by the partial government shutdown. Most program changes moved the application or notice date to Feb. 14, but a few programs were also pushed to Feb. 28. All of this stuff below is written in USDAese.

If you are in doubt, please check with your local Farm Service Agency office.

FSA Appeals or Reconsideration (Not National Appeals Division (NAD))

If the deadline for filing a request for Farm Service Agency reconsideration or FSA appeal occurred sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, the written appeal will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by the later of 30 days following receipt of the adverse decision or February 14, 2019.

Final Acreage Reporting Dates (ARD) If a crop acreage report would have been due sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, that acreage report will be considered timely filed by ARD without any fee if it is actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) report of performance. If the deadline for reporting performance occurred sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, the report will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by later of date granted by STC representative or February 14, 2019.

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees & Farm Raised Fish (ELAP) Notice of Loss. If the deadline for filing a notice of loss under ELAP occurred sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, the notice of loss will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) applications. For the 2018 program year, eligible livestock owners or contract growers with a producer interest in grazed forage crop acreage must submit a completed CCC-853 and required supporting documentation by February 28, 2019.

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) If the deadline for filing a notice of loss under LIP occurred sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, the notice of loss will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) Maturity Date, All Commodities. If a loan was scheduled to mature in December 2018, the loan can be settled through February 14, 2019.

Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) Peanut Loan or Loan Deficiency Program Pay Availability. Requests for peanut loan or LDP will be considered timely filed by the loan availability date of February 14, 2019, if actually filed by the producer with FSA by February 28, 2019.

Market Facilitation Program (MFP) application. The signup deadline for CCC-910 is February 14, 2019. The deadline for report production or livestock inventory is May 1, 2019.

Tree Assistance Program (TAP) application for assistance. If a CCC-899 would have been due to FSA sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, that CCC-899 will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) application for coverage. If a closing date for CCC-471 occurs anytime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, the application closing date is close of business February 14, 2019.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) 72-Hour Loss Notification. If a 72-Hour Loss Notification would have been due from a NAP participant to FSA sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, that loss notification will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) 72-Hour Report of Completion of Harvest. If a 72-Hour report of completion of harvest would have been due from a NAP participant to FSA sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, that loss notification will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) application. If an application for payment would have been due from a NAP participant to FSA sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, that application for payment will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by February 14, 2019.

NAP Notice of Loss. If a notice of loss would have been due from a NAP participant to FSA sometime between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, that notice of loss will be considered timely filed if actually submitted and filed with FSA by close of business February 14, 2019, or a date prescribed by 1-NAP, subparagraph 575 C or paragraph 878, as applicable.

Notes: If the original due date occurred between December 31, 2018, and January 23, 2019, the due date is moved to the close of business February 14, 2019.

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