Lubbock-area farmers are reminded to report crop losses.

Producers are urged to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster within 15 days or when the loss first becomes apparent to the Lubbock County USDA Farm Service Agency.

This includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, and crops without insurance coverage.

“Crop losses are acres that were timely planted with the intent to harvest, but the crop failed and could not be harvested because of a disaster related condition,” said Cary Hanlin, Lubbock County USDA FSA executive director.”

Failed acreage reports allow the Agency to maintain an accurate record to report how many acres of each crop were destroyed or damaged by a disaster event, and is used to determine county and state eligibility for programs such as the Average Crop Revenue Election program and others.

Anyone with questions about this issue is invited to contact the Lubbock County FSA office at 785-5644.