Crop Acreage Data

Farm Service Agency policy requires that producers participating in several programs submit an annual report regarding all cropland use on their farms. These programs include Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Reporting also applies to those who receive marketing assistance loans or loan deficiency payments. Failure to file an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses can result in loss of program benefits. Producers are required to self report all cropland on each farm to FSA annually. FSA uses these data to determine payment eligibility (land must be in an eligible agricultural use to qualify for payments) and to calculate losses for various disaster programs. Data are reported in the following categories: planted; prevented planted; and failed. In addition, the National Agricultural Statistics Service uses FSA planted acreage data to complement their survey data. For more information, visit the NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov.


FSA Crop Acreage Data Reported to FSA
2019 Crop Year

Note:  Beginning with the 2019 crop, producers may report the same acre of either wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale for grain and grazing.  That situation can occur when a producer intends to graze cattle in the winter, remove the cattle, and harvest the grain when mature later that spring. Thus, for these crops the acre would be counted twice when a producer intends to use the same acre for both grazing and grain.

Due to the large amount of questions surrounding the difference between NASS estimated planted acres and certified acres reported to FSA, USDA is publishing this update of the August 1, 2019 data. 

A description of the differences between the August 2019 NASS crop acre estimates and the FSA certified acres reported to FSA can be found on the Office of the Chief Economist website, click this link for more information.

Subsequent reports will be release at these times: 

  • November 8, 2019 (3 p.m. EST)
  • December 10, 2019 (3 p.m. EST)
  • January - To Be Determined
2018 Crop Year
2017 Crop Year
2016 Crop Year
2015 Crop Year
2014 Crop Year
2013 Crop Year
2012 Crop Year (Final)
2011 Crop Year (Final)
2010 Crop Year (final)
2009 Crop Year (final)
2008 Crop Year (final)
2007 Crop Year (final)
FSA Intended Use Codes