With the government reopening — at least for a few weeks — the United States Department of Agriculture has announced extended deadlines for conservation programs, and other reporting to Farm Service Agency offices.

FSA offices were closed during the shutdown, leaving some farmers unable to turn in end of the year paperwork.

Kansas FSA office deadlines have been moved to Feb. 14 or 28 because of shutdown delays and the emergency nature of some programs.

Deadlines have been extended into February for the following programs:

Market Facilitation Program


Deadline to apply extended to Feb. 14

Marketing Assistance Loans


If loan matured in December 2018, settlement date extended to Feb. 14

Peanut loans or Loan Deficiency Payments - loan availability date now Feb. 28

Emergency Conservation Program


Performance reporting due Feb. 14 for performance scheduled to occur during the government shutdown

Livestock Forage Disaster


2018 application for payment due Feb. 28

Emergency Assistance Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program


Notice of loss due Feb. 14 for losses incurred during the government shutdown

Livestock Indemnity Program


Notice of loss due Feb. 14 for losses incurred during the government shutdown

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program


Submitting 2019 application for coverage due Feb. 14 for losses incurred during the government shutdown

Notice of loss for 72-hour harvest and grazing (as applicable) due Feb. 14 for losses incurred during the government shutdown

Notice of loss for prevented planting and failed acres due Feb. 14 for losses incurred during the government shutdown

Applications for payment for 2018 covered losses due Feb. 14 for losses incurred during the government shutdown

Tree Assistance Program


Notice of loss due Feb. 14

Acreage Reporting


January reporting deadlines extended to Feb. 14

For inquiries related to these programs or any not listed above, please contact your local USDA Service Center.