Montana FSA: Important Deadlines for Montana Producers


Montana farmers and ranchers are reminded of important dates and deadlines with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). Contact your local FSA service center office ASAP with any questions and for more information.


  • NOW!!: File form CCC-633 EZ with FSA to protect potential Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) eligibility
  • July 15: Final Date to submit 2016 Acreage Reporting/Crop Certification to FSA for Spring Seeded Alfalfa Seed, Forage Seeding, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Fruit (except cherries), Vegetables, Christmas Trees, and all Spring-Seeded Crops and any other crops not required to be reported by previously announced deadlines
  • July 15: Final Date to submit 2015 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Final Production Reports are due for certain NAP crops
  • July 15: Final Date for Producers with farms enrolled in ARC-IC (Agriculture Risk Coverage -Individual Coverage) to file 2015 Farm Benchmark and Actual Yield Certification on Form CCC-863
  • July 16: First Day of CRP 2016 Summer/Fall Managed Harvesting and Routine Grazing Period (County Committee Approval of Request required prior to beginning any haying or grazing activity) 
  • Aug. 1: Final Date to obtain all required signatures for 2016 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Enrollment
  • Aug. 1: Last day to request farm transfers for FY 2016
  • Aug. 1: Last day to file FSA county committee election nomination forms at the local USDA Service center
  • Aug. 1: Reconstitution Request Deadline for farms with 2016 ARCPLC base acres
  • Aug. 4: FY’2016 BCAP Deadline for eligible material owners
  • Sept. 1: 2017 NAP Application Closing Date for Value-Loss Crops
  • Sept. 30: 2017 NAP Application Closing Date for Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage and Grazing, Mixed Forage Crops, Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Wheat and Garlic
  • Sept. 30: Final date for some CRP producers to complete mid-contract management activity on CRP acreage
  • Sept: 30: Final date to enroll in the 2017 Margin Protection Program-Dairy (MPP-Dairy)

Please contact your local FSA Office and visit Montana FSA online at 



Source:  Montana FSA



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