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Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation
2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months.


graphic of Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program 30 Logo




2017 Dates and Deadlines

NAP Application Closing Dates:

  • For all annually planted crops, both spring and fall.
  • Pecans (If not covered by RMA)
  • Corn, UPCN, FCTB, Soybeans, Peanuts (If not covered by RMA)
  • Cole Crops, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Turnips, Cabbage, Collards, Kale, Mustard Greens, Cauliflower
  • All forage and grazing crops
  • All perennial crops
  • Carrots
  • Barley, Oats, Canola, Wheat (If not covered by RMA)
  • Apples, Blueberries, Peaches (If not covered by RMA)
  • Honey

NOTE: A crop planted before the application closing date, such as greens, can be insured but coverage will begin 30 days after the application for coverage is filed.

NAP Crop Damage Reporting Date:
Damage to NAP covered crops must be reported to the applicable FSA Office the earlier of 15 days of the date of crop damage or when the damage becomes evident.

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines: "In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," said State Executive Director Fred Harrison Jr.

The following 2016 acreage reporting dates are applicable for the entire state of Georgia:
  • July 15, 2016: Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Soybeans, and all others crops not shown with a specific reporting date
  • August 15, 2016: Fresh market tomatoes (planted 7/1 - 8/15)
  • September 15, 2016: Fresh market Sweet Corn (planted 7/15 - 8/25)
  • October 15, 2016: Cabbage (planted 7/16 - 9/30)

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the NAP-covered crop begins.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact your local FSA office.

Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL):
FSFL provides low-interest financing for producers to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. For more information,




Georgia State FSA Office
355 East Hancock Avenue, STOP 100
Athens, Georgia 30601-2775
Phone: 706-546-2266
Fax: 855-409-5735

State Executive Director

Fred Harrison, 706-546-2266


Georgia State Committee

Jerome Tucker, Chairperson, 229-506-0714
Jaclyn D. Ford, Member, 229-686-0965
Reese Thompson, Member, 912-245-1788
Dr. Ivery D. Clifton, Member, 706-207-5217
William (Bill) L. Brim, Member, 229-382-4454


The Farm Service Agency is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Located in all 50 states, our mission is to help American farmers provide reasonably priced food and fiber to the nation and the world.

The Georgia Farm Service Agency State Committee oversees the farm program activities of the agency. The members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. They hear appeals from local farmers and guide the direction of farm program related agency policy.


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