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Minnesota State Events

State Executive Director

Michelle Page

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State Office Address

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

Minnesota Farm Service Agency Events and Recordings

January 12, 2021Farm Service Agency and University of Minnesota Extension Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Workshop, view the recording at z.umn.edu/farmbill2021
January 21, 2021Farm Service Agency and Minnesota Cattlemen's Association Webinar "USDA FSA Programs for MN Cattle Operations."
March 4, 2021UMN Extension and MN FSA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Meeting Recording
May 10, 20212021 Minnesota USDA Farm Service Agency Acreage Reporting Instructions 
May 26, 2021The Twin Cities Metro Growers Network Hosted a session on the formation of the USDA FSA Urban County Committee on May 26, 2021- view the recording here.
June 24, 2021The Minnesota USDA Farm Service Agency held an informational session on the 2021 County Committee nomination and election process. on Thursday, June 24, 2021- view the recording here.


Important Dates and Deadlines

Dates to Remember in 2021

January 2, 2021Deadline 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 4, 2021General Conservation Reserve Program signup opens.
January 6, 2021Quality Loss Adjustment Program signup opens
January 15, 2021Deadline for annual certification of apples
January 15, 2021Application deadline for the Seafood Trade Relief Program
January 30, 2021Deadline to Submit Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program Application for Payment for 2020 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, 2021Deadline to submit Livestock Forage Program Application for Payment for 2020 losses.
January 31, 2021Deadline to request Marketing Assistance Loan for prior year harvested wool, mohair and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) for unshorn pelts.
February 12, 2021General Conservation Reserve Program signup deadline extended, date to be announced.
March 1, 2021Final deadline to submit Livestock Indemnity Program Application for Payment for 2020 losses, notices of losses must be filed within 30 days of when loss is apparent.
March 15, 2021Deadline for 2021 Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) enrollment.
March 15, 2021Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Minnesota closing deadline for spring seeded annual crops.
March 31, 2021Deadline to request Marketing Assistance Loan for prior year harvested wheat, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, rapeseed, and sesame.
April 5, 2021FSA accepting new and modified CFAP 2 applications
April 9, 2021Deadline to submit applications for Quality Loss Adjustment Program
May 1, 2021Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Minnesota closing deadline for ornamental nursery crops. 
May 10, 2021Soil Health and Income Protection Program signup opens 
May 31, 2021Deadline to request a Marketing Assistance Loan for prior year harvested corn, cotton, soybeans and other oilseeds, rice, grain sorghum, and pulse crops.
June 15, 2021FSA County Committee nomination period begins
June 15, 2021Deadline to report cover crops for the Pandemic Cover Crop Program 
July 15, 2021Deadline for annual certification of spring-seeded crop acreage.
July 15, 2021Annual Certification of hemp acreage (license number required).
July 15, 2021Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual certification of acreage deadline.
July 15, 2021Agricultural Risk Coverage- Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) annual yield reporting deadline.
July 23, 2021Deadline to submit a General CRP offer for signup 56
July 30, 2021Soil Health and Income Protection Program signup deadline
August 2, 2021Final date to submit FSA County Committee nomination
August 6, 2021Deadline to submit a Continuous CRP offer for signup 55 offer requesting a October 1, 2021 effective date.
August 6, 2021Deadline to submit offers for CRP CLEAR30
August 20, 2021Deadline to submit offers for CRP Grasslands
September 1, 2021Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Minnesota closing deadlines for aquaculture, Christmas trees, rye, floriculture, mushrooms, ginseng, and sod.
September 17, 2021Deadline to apply for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP)
September 30, 2021Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Minnesota closing deadlines for perennial forage, wild rice, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, and garlic.
October 15, 2021Applications for Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) program will be accepted through October 15th.  
December 31, 2021Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program closing deadline for honey and maple sap.

Additional Information: Important Minnesota USDA Dates Overview


2021 Calendar of Federal Holidays

Friday, January 1FSA offices are closed - New Year's Day
Monday, January 18FSA offices are closed - Birthday or Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 15FSA offices are closed - Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 31FSA offices are closed - Memorial Day
Monday, July 5FSA offices are closed - Independence Day
Monday, September 6FSA offices are closed - Labor Day
Monday, October 11FSA offices are closed - Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11FSA offices are closed - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 25FSA offices are closed - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 24FSA offices are closed in observance of Christmas Day
Friday, December 31FSA offices are closed in observance of New Years Day