Depending on where you are in Ohio, the state has two different dates when talking about prevented wheat planting.
For those producers prevented from planting wheat because of a natural disaster by October 20, the deadline to report prevented planted acreage is November 4, for those prevented from planting by October 31, you have until November 15 to report prevented planted acreage to your local FSA office.
Steve Maurer, State Executive Director of the Ohio Farm Service Agency tells Brownfield because of the spring Ohio experienced, there could be some confusion as to what qualifies as prevented planting.
“The late harvest is not considered part of that natural disaster,” said Maurer. “I know that a lot of people are bound to think that what happened in the spring, transfers to wheat planting in the fall, but it does not.”
Producers that farm in twenty-five counties in Ohio, have until the final planting date of Oct. 31, 2011 to timely plant fall wheat. These counties include: Cuyahoga, Butler, Hamilton, Warren, Clinton, Clermont, Brown, Highland, Adams, Ross, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, Jackson, Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens, Morgan, Washington, Noble, Monroe, Guernsey, Belmont and Jefferson. Producers and farmers who were prevented from planting wheat by the final planting date in these counties have until November 15, 2011 to visit their local FSA county office and timely report the prevented planting acreage.
Producers that farm in the other sixty-three counties in Ohio, had until the final Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) planting date of October 20, 2011 to timely plant fall wheat. Producers and farmers who were prevented from planting wheat by the final planting date in these counties have until November 4, 2011 to visit their local FSA county office and report the prevented planting acreage.
More information is available at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices.