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Minnesota State Events

State Executive Director

Whitney Place

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State Office Address

375 Jackson Street
Suite 400
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 602-7700
(855) 719-9917

2023 Important Dates and Deadlines

January 3, 2023 

Deadline for annual certification of honeybee colonies for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) eligibility. 

January 16, 2023 

Deadline for annual certification of apples.

January 30, 2023 

Deadline to Submit Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Application for Payment for 2022 losses. Notice of Loss must be filed 15 days of when apparent for honeybees, and 30 days for livestock and farm raised fish. 

January 30, 2023 

Deadline for filing a 2022 Notice of Loss for livestock feed transportation, water transportation and honeybee feed losses. 

January 30, 2023 

Deadline to submit Livestock Forage Program (LFP) Application for Payment for 2022 losses.

January 31, 2023 

Deadline to file a Program Year 2022 Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) Program application.

January 31, 2023 

Deadline for enrollment in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) and Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage (SDMC) Program. 

January 31, 2023 

Deadline to request Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) for prior year harvested wool, mohair and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) for unshorn pelts. 

February 1, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Minnesota closing deadline for onions. 

March 1, 2023 

Final deadline to submit Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) Application for Payment for 2022 losses. A Notice of Loss must be filed within 30 days of when the loss is apparent. 

March 15, 2023 

Deadline for 2023 Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) enrollment. 

March 15, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Minnesota closing deadline for sage. 

March 15, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Minnesota closing deadline for spring seeded annual crops. 

March 31, 2023 

Deadline to request Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) for prior year harvested wheat, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, rapeseed, and sesame. 

April 3, 2023 

Deadline annual certification of maple sap.  

May 1, 2023 

Deadline for annual certification of asparagus. 

May 31, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Minnesota closing deadline for ornamental nursery crops.  

May 31, 2023 

Deadline to request a Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) for prior year harvested corn, cotton, soybeans and other oilseeds, rice, grain sorghum, and pulse crops. 

May 31, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Minnesota closing deadline for ornamental and non-ornamental nursery crops. 

June 15, 2023 

FSA County Committee (COC) nomination period begins. 

July 17, 2023 

Deadline for annual certification of Beans (Black Turtle, Great Northern, Dark Red Kidney, Light Red Kidney, White Kidney, Lima, Pea, Pink, Pinto, Small White/Navy), Grass Seed, Perennial Forage, and all other spring-seeded crop acreage. 

July 17, 2023 

Annual Certification of hemp acreage (license number required). 

July 17, 2023 

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual certification of acreage deadline. 

July 17, 2023 

Agricultural Risk Coverage- Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) annual yield reporting deadline. 

August 15, 2023 

Deadline for annual certification of beans (all other types not listed under the July 17 deadline). 

September 30, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Minnesota closing deadlines for perennial forage, wild rice, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, garlic, aquaculture, Christmas trees, rye, floriculture, mushrooms, ginseng, and sod for crop year 2024. 

October 31, 2023 

The Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) deadline for application for expenses paid in fiscal year 2023. 

November 15, 2023 

Deadline for annual certification of apiculture (RMA insured) and fall-seeded small grains. 

November 20, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) closing deadline for apples, aronia, blueberries, caneberries, cherries, cranberries, elderberries, gooseberries, grapes, hops, juneberries, pears, and plums for crop year 2024. 

December 31, 2023 

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) closing deadline for honey and maple sap for crop year 2024. 



Additional Information: Important Minnesota USDA Dates Overview


2023 Federal Holidays

Monday, January 2FSA offices are closed in observance of New Year's Day
Monday, January 16FSA offices are closed - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20FSA offices are closed - Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 29FSA offices are closed - Memorial Day
Monday, June 19FSA offices are closed in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day 
Tuesday, July 4FSA offices are closed - Independence Day
Monday, September 4FSA offices are closed - Labor Day
Monday, October 9FSA offices are closed - Columbus Day
Friday, November 10FSA offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23FSA offices are closed - Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25FSA offices are closed - Christmas Day