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Deadline looms for Pa. farmers

July 04, 2006

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania farmers have until July 17 to file acreage reports for crop insurance with their insurance agent and county Farm Service Agency, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said.

"Accurate reporting is necessary to ensure that farmers receive their insurance loss claims," Wolff said. "It's also important to keep a signed acreage report for their records."

There may be differences in the report requirements for the crop insurance agent and FSA. If so, a written explanation is required when submitting the reports.

The acreage reports are based on the planted spring crops and the acreage that was prevented from planting due to weather. For late-planted acreage, the planting completion date must be documented as it impacts the amount of protection.

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Farmers are also reminded to report any flood damage to their crop insurance agent.

For more information, contact your local crop insurance agent or visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us (click on 'Producers').

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