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2014 Dates and Deadlines

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines: NEW REPORTING DATES ARE IN EFFECT

"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 Laster.

The following 2014 acreage reporting dates are applicable for the entire state of Georgia:

  • July 15, 2014: Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Soybeans, and all others crops not shown with a specific reporting date
  • August 15, 2014:Fresh market tomatoes (planted 7/1 - 8/15) September 15, 2014: Fresh market Sweet Corn (planted 7/15 - 8/25)
  • October 15, 2014: 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.


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

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed Dr. Fred Harrison, Jr. as the new state executive director (SED) for the USDA Georgia Farm Service Agency (FSA). Harrison is a native of Winterville and joined the Georgia FSA team on Monday, June 2.

Harrison is no stranger to FSA; he served on the Georgia FSA State Committee since 2010 and is the owner and operator of Harrison Farms. He also has a strong background in agriculture as he served as the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Home Economics and Allied Programs at Fort Valley State University. He previously served the college as Administrator/Director of the Cooperative Extension Program and as Interim Dean.

Harrison has had a rewarding career with and involvement in the agriculture industry and is a recipient of the “Award of Excellence” from the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association.

Harrison earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Extension Program Development, Administration and Community Resource Development.

He recently served as a member of the Georgia Rural Development Council.

As SED, Harrison will use his agriculture background and experience in service to oversee FSA programs that protect agricultural practices to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.

Georgia State Committee

Jerome Tucker, Chairperson, 229-506-0714
Jaclyn D. Ford, Member, 229-686-0965
Reese Thompson, Member, 912-245-1788


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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