ST. PAUL (KMHL) – The United States Department of Agriculture is extending the filing deadline for crop acreage reports until July 22nd for Minnesota agricultural producers affected by heavy rains and flooding.

“Agriculture operations throughout the state have been hit by hard by heavy rains and flooding that have affected their operations,” said FSA State Executive Director, Joe Martin. “The deadline extension provides more flexibility for producers who experienced planting and field work delays.”

Filing a timely crop acreage report is important for farmers who want to maintain eligibility for a number of USDA programs including disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance and farm loan programs.

Officials say if farmers need more information they should check with their local FSA office or visit