Hoeven: USDA Extends Deadline for North Dakota Farmers to Report Spring-Seeded Crops to July 22

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the Farm Service Agency (FSA) deadline to report spring-seeded crops to July 22 for agricultural producers in 12 states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture, including North Dakota. 

“This deadline extension is helpful for our farmers who have been battling excessive moisture and delays in planting,” Hoeven said. “We appreciate the administration for working with us to provide increased flexibility and reduce the regulatory burden on our state’s producers. Doing so will enable farmers to continue to access needed assistance under USDA’s programs, helping them to weather the wide variety of challenges they currently face.” 

Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA offices prior to the new deadline to schedule an appointment. Doing so will ensure the report is considered filed on time, which is important for maintaining eligibility for USDA’s conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance and farm loan programs.