Online acreage reporting for Production Insurance more than doubled for the 2015 spring and fall reporting periods. One-third of farmers eligible to report acres went online and the trend is growing. According to farmers who reported online, the popularity of the online service is due largely to the convenience of 24/7 reporting capability and the easy-to-use technology.
This reporting season, online reporting is available from May 16 to June 30. For the first time, adzuki beans, barley and oats customers can report their acres under their individual crop plans.
Two ways to report online
Customers can go directly to
agricorp.com/acreage, take the shortcut and enter their Agricorp ID. In addition to knowing the total planted acres, farmers need to have the following information available:
- Total acres unable to be planted
- Final planting date for each crop and variety
- Total acres of any new land farmed this year
- Total acres in their landlord-sharecropping arrangement(s) (if applicable)
If farmers are registered online users, they can access the online acreage reporting tool through online services and enjoy on-the-go access to:
- Personalized program information
- Real-time document submission
- Benefit statements, AGR-1s
Other ways to report include phone, fax, email or mail.
Online reporting is now available for the following spring-seeded crops
- Adzuki beans
- Beans (black, cranberry, Japan and other, kidney, white)
- Corn (conventional and organic, popping)
- Corn (popping and organic)
- Corn (seed)
- New forage seeding (premium and standard)
- Soybeans (conventional, natto, organic and tofu)
- Spring grains
- Spring wheat
- Sugar beets
Remember to report on time
To remain eligible for Production Insurance coverage, acres must be reported within ten days of planting or by the final planting date – whichever comes first.