The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers that all fall-seeded small grain acreage, such as winter wheat, barley and rye, must be reported by December 15th. In addition, all 2014 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as acreage intended for haying or grazing, must also be reported to FSA by the December 15th deadline. For 2013, the reports will be accepted up until December 16th as December 15th falls on a weekend. Small grains and forage crops reported after this date will be subject to a late-file fee. In 2012, FSA changed crop acreage reporting dates as the result of a combined effort of FSA and the Risk Management Agency to make acreage reporting easier and standardized for crop insurance and FSA purposes. Reporting acreage ensures producers are compliant with current and future FSA farm programs, including disaster assistance. Perennial crops, such as, asparagus, apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, and strawberries, must be reported by January 15, 2014. Spring seeded crops and CRP acres must be reported by July 15, 2014. For more information, go online at www.fsa.usda.gov.