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FSA deadlines approaching

The Farm Service Agency reminds East Otter Tail farmers that deadlines are approaching.

May 26: Program Technician Job Application.

June 1: Direct & Counter-Cyclical Program Sign-up ends.

June 1: Deadline to notify FSA of Farm Operation Changes.

June 1: Deadline to Request 2010 Reconstitutions.

July 15: Deadline to Report Acres (Required of all program participants).

August 1: CRP Weed Control may begin. (Early weed control during the primary nesting season is allowed on CRP upon written request and approval by FSA. Noxious weed and rodent control is required all year long).

August 2: Deadline to submit Nomination for County Committee in LAA3 (Townships Girard, Henning, Inman, Oak Valley, Folden, Elmo, Woodside, Parkers Prairie, and Eastern).

September 30: CRP Mid-Contract Management must be completed.

Non-Insured Assistance Program Deadlines:

September 1: Value Loss Crops (Christmas Trees, Ginseng, Turf grass Sod), Controlled Environment Crops (Floriculture, Mushrooms), Fall Seeded Annuals (Rye).

September 30: Perennial Forage Crops, Wild Rice, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Strawberries.

November 20: Perennial Fruits/Vegetables.

December 1: Honey.

February 1: Maple Sap.

March 15: Spring-Seeded Annual Crops, Perennial Forage Pasture.

May 1: Ornamental Nursery.

Call the FSA at 218-346-4260 with questions.