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Montana USDA Farm Service Agency upcoming deadlines

March 16 to May 14: 2019 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Spring Managed Grazing Period (prior approval required)

April 1: Final availability date for Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for 2018 Barley, Canola, Crambe, Flaxseed, Honey, Oats, Rapeseed, Wheat and Sesame Seed

April 15: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) producers with 2019 Perennial Forage intended for mechanical harvest or grazing are required to report their crop acreage 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or grazing of the specific crop acreage. NAP producers are encouraged to report perennial forage acreage by April 15

May 1: Final day to certify 2018 production for the Market Facilitation Program for producers of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, hogs, fresh sweet cherries and shelled almonds

May 31: Final availability date for Loans and LDPs for Corn, Dry Peas, Grain Sorghum, Lentils, Mustard Seed, Rice, Safflower Seed, Chickpeas, Soybeans and Sunflower Seed

June 15 to Aug. 1: Nomination Period for 2019 FSA County Committee Elections

July 15: 2019 Acreage/Crop Reporting Deadline for Spring Seeded Alfalfa Seed, Forage Seeding, CRP, Perennial Forage not covered under NAP, and all other crops not required to be reported by a previous reporting date. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2018 reports for these crops

July 15: Deadline to submit 2018 Individual Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC-IC) Production Sheets (CCC-863)

July 16 to Sept. 13: 2019 CRP Summer/Fall Managed Harvesting Period (prior approval required)

Aug. 1: Deadline to request a farm reconstitution for 2019

Sept. 1: 2020 NAP Application for Coverage Deadline for Value-Loss Crops such as Nursery, Christmas Trees, Grass Sod, Ginseng, Aquaculture, Floriculture, Root Stock Sets and Mushrooms

Sept. 30: 2020 NAP Application for Coverage Deadline for Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage and Grazing, Mixed Forage Crops (including spring seeded annual types of mixed forage, Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Wheat and Garlic)

Contact the local FSA office with any questions at 406-775-6359. Visit Montana FSA online at or


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