Keeping you Updated and Informed
Keeping you Updated and Informed
Farmers/Landlords: Please join us on our special Facebook group page (accessible to our crop customers only) to see plant dates, new/revised farm program information, FSA deadlines, premium rates/due dates, commodity harvest and market prices, etc. not available on the website.
Important News, Updates & Deadlines:
July 15, 2021
2021 Acreage Reporting
It is time to complete your acreage report for 2021 spring crops (rice, corn, milo, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, etc.).
These reports are due July 15, 2021.
Once you have finished planting, be sure to certify your crops at the FSA office. After you have certified, ask for a Producer Print- 578. Please bring this copy of your 578 to our office. These forms can also be emailed to email@example.com.
You do not need to wait until you have replanted crops to certify. For insurance purposes, report the date of the original plant date, not the replant date.
If you are unable to certify by 7/15/21, please call our office. We will be glad to help you complete your acreage report to ensure coverage is bound timely.
If you need to file a prevented planting claim and have not contacted our office about this matter, please call immediately. If you plant after the final plant date, there is reduced coverage for most crops. All planted acres and prevented planted acres must be shown on your Acreage Report (insurable or uninsurable – this includes failed crops).
Keep in mind, the name of the entity, the people sharing in the entity, the share of the crop, the irrigation practice, and the number of acres planted should be the same at the FSA (ASCS) office as it is on your insurance policy.
Damage to your crop should be reported promptly. Do not harvest or destroy your crop before alerting us of a possible claim. An adjuster must be contacted prior to replanting or destroying any crops.
If interested, call us about a crop-hail policy which provides protection from hail, fire, lightning, transit, and storage.
Be sure you have an AD-1026 form on file at the FSA office by Acreage Reporting in order to be eligible for premium subsidy.
We appreciate your business!
February 28, 2021
2021 Spring Sales Closing
Unfortunately, we will not be able to host our annual farmers luncheon due to COVID-19 Regulations. We will be mailing an informational bulletin to announce Risk Management Agency changes/provisions for the 2021 crop year.
The sales closing date for 2021 spring crops (i.e. rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans, peanuts, hemp) is February 28, 2021. If you would like to set up a new policy, we would be happy to assist! Any changes for 2021 spring crops must be made by this date.
Such changes would include, but are not limited to:
Level and/or plan of coverage you wish to carry.
Adding a county or crop to your policy.
Exact name of the farming entity to be certified.
Individuals listed as SBI’s (having 10% or more interest in the entity).
Marital status on spousal policies.
It is also time to report the production from your 2020 crops. We do not need your scale tickets. A completed and signed production form should be in our office no later than April 14, 2021. Please call our office and we will be glad to help you complete your forms via phone. If you have a new policy or want to move a farm’s production history from one entity to another entity, please call the office for instructions prior to April 14, 2021.
Please let us know if you have any questions. You can also refer to our John Minor Crop Insurance & Real Estate Facebook page, for updates and reminders.
We appreciate you allowing us to assist you with your crop insurance needs and look forward to a wonderful 2021 crop year!