Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the country. Michigan's unique micro-climates allow farmers to produce over 125 different food and fiber products. Agriculture, the 2nd largest industry contributes $37 billion annually to the states economy.
Michigan ranks #1 in production of black beans, cranberry beans, blueberries, tart cherries, processing cucumbers and Niagara grapes, the production of flowering and bedding plants, seed and cutting geraniums and hanging baskets.
- January 15th - Final date to report for Apples, Blueberries, Cherries, Grapes and Peaches.
- January 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on wool and mohair for the proceeding year
- February 19th - DCP/ACRE Signup begins for Crop Year 2013 programs
- March 15th - Sales closing date for many NAP crops. See details in "NAP sales closing dates" link below
- March 25th - Deadline to submit claims for Hispanic and Women Farmer and Ranchers.
- March 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on harvested small grains for the proceeding crop year
- May 20th through June 14th - CRP 45th General Signup period.
- May 31st - Final date to obtain loans or LDP's on harvested feed grains and soybeans for the proceeding crop year
- June 7th - Final date to submit SURE application for Crop Year 2011
- June 30th - Final date to submit a prevented planting claim for soybeans for current crop year
- July 15th - Final crop certification date for all crops, CRP and grazing lands for current crop year
- July 15th - Deadline for reporting previous crop year's production for enrolled ACRE farms
- July 15th - Deadline for reporting previous crop year's NAP crop production
- July 15th - Deadline to report production and disposition of the crop for farms enrolled in 2010 Planting Transferability Pilot Program (PTPP)
- July 15th (Starting in 2013) - Deadline to report Spring Barley, Cabbage (Planted 3/31-5/31), Corn, Dry Beans, Forage Seeding, Green Peas, Hybrid Corn Seed, Spring Oats, Onions, Popcorn, Potatoes, Soybeans, Sugar Beets, Tomatoes, and all other crops
- August 15th (Starting in 2013) - Deadline to report Cabbage (Planted 6/1-7/20), Processing Beans
- November 15th (Starting in 2013 crop year which starts Oct. 1st, 2012) - Deadline to report fall seeded small grains and perennial forage, including pasture.
- -Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)
- -Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. Information about how to file a discrimination complaint
is available from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
USDA prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes. Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado al obtener servicios del USDA o al participar en un programa del USDA o un programa que recibe asistencia financiera Federal del USDA, usted puede presentar una queja (querella) al USDA. La Oficina del Secretario Adjunto de Derechos Civiles Ie ofrece información sobre como radicar una queja de discriminación
Call or write us at:
United States Department of Agriculture
Michigan Farm Service Agency
3001 Coolidge Rd, Suite 350
East Lansing, Mi. 48823-6321
Office hours M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Cheryl Kobernik, Chairperson
Art Lister Jr., Member
Annette Magda, Member
Dr. Eddie Moore, Member
Robert Walther, Member