LINCOLN — Ag producers in 19 Nebraska counties, including Harlan, Kearney and Phelps in Hub Territory, are asked to participate in a pilot project to test using precision ag data for acreage reports to U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies.
That includes the Farm Service and Risk Management agencies.
Data will be processed by an approved third-party provider and transmitted directly to FSA and RMA.
All producers must submit crop acre reports to be eligible for USDA programs such as federal crop insurance. Reports for spring-planted crops are due July 15.
The goal of the pilot project is to make better use of data from precision ag technologies in field equipment. The goal is to save time and paperwork for producers, crop insurance agents and USDA office workers.
Producers in the pilot project counties who are interested in the project should contact their FSA county office.
More information is posted at www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/initiatives/acrsi/index.