Please be aware of these important deadlines. And thanks to UMass Extension for passing them along.
February 27, 2015: The deadline to update yields and re-allocate bases for the Ag Risk Coverage (ACR)/Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs administered by the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA). Producers with crop acreage bases (grain corn & silage, barley, wheat, grain sorghum and soybeans) have a one-time opportunity to update yields and re-allocate base acres. Contact your local FSA Office for more details.
March 15, 2015: Sales closing deadline to insure grain and silage corn or to make revisions to any existing grain and silage corn policies. Contact an authorized Federal Crop Insurance Agent at http://www.rma.usda.gov/tools/agent.html.
March 15, 2015 Final deadline to signup for coverage on spring-seeded crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). NAP is available for all noninsured crops and as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, buy-up options are now available. Many dairy farmers supplement their farm income with crops such as pumpkins. Contact your local FSA Office for more details.