The final date to certify wheat, oats, rye and barley was June 30.
If you did not certify by that day, or have an appointment established to do so, you will be assessed a late filing fee to certify your small grains. The basic fee for a measurement is $46. You will need to complete the late file form and pay the required fee. The county committee will then review your request and will determine whether to approve or disapprove the application. In most cases the county committee will approve your request, but had you done this by the deadline you would not have had to spend money unnecessarily. Filing your certification before, or by, the deadline is free. The next deadline you need to be aware of is for certifying corn, soybeans, all vegetables, forage crops and CRP land. You have until July 15 to certify these crops for 2007 without being charged a late filing fee. Payments for most programs including final DCP, Loans, and CRP cannot be issued until your certification is on file. The office is almost booked through the deadline, but if you call the office and establish an appointment, even if that appointment is after the final date to certify you will be considered to have filed timely.