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

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.

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