The Pike County Service Center will be closed on Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas and Jan. 1, 2014 for New Years. We will also be closed Jan. 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Best wishes to all for a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2014 USDA Crop Reporting Deadlines
Due to multiple factors, the fees for late-filed crop reports have been waived until Jan. 16, 2014.
Under the new guidelines, a late-filed fee will not be assessed for any 2014 crop with a normal final reporting date between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. This exception will be in effect until and including Jan. 15, 2014 after which late-file provisions will apply. For us, this would apply to hay/graze and wheat.
Example: A producer comes to office Nov. 18 to report hay and pasture for 2014. The normal final reporting date is Nov. 15, therefore the 18th would make it a late-filed crop report, which would normally incur fees of $46 per farm. Due to the above exception a late-filed fee will not be assessed. If the same producer waited until Jan. 16, 2014 to report hay and pasture for 2014, late-filed provisions would apply and late-filed fees would be assessed. Similarly, a wheat report had been due before Dec. 15. Under the new scenario, as long as the wheat is reported before Jan. 16, 2014, no late fee will be assessed.
Starting Jan. 16, 2014 late fees of $46 per farm will be assessed for wheat or hay/graze reports unless changed by legislation or other authorities.
Producers are always welcome to contact the office if you have any questions. You can call 573-324-3313 or stop at the office at 1220 Business 61 South in Bowling Green, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.