7 CFR 718.101 - Measurements.

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§ 718.101 Measurements.

(a) Measurement services include, but are not limited to, measuring land and crop areas, quantities of farm-stored commodities, and appraising the yields of crops in the field when required for program administration purposes. The county committee shall provide measurement service if the producer requests such service and pays the cost, except that service shall not be provided to determine total acreage or production of a crop when the request is made:

(1) After the established final reporting date for the applicable crop, unless a late filed report is accepted as provided in § 718.104;

(2) After the farm operator has furnished production evidence when required for program administration purposes except as provided in this subpart; or

(3) In connection with a late-filed report of acreage, unless there is evidence of the crop's existence in the field and use made of the crop, or the lack of the crop due to a disaster condition affecting the crop.

(b) The acreage requested to be measured by staking and referencing shall not exceed the effective farm allotment for marketing quota crops or acreage of a crop that is limited to a specific number of acres to meet any program requirement.

(c) When a producer requests, pays for, and receives written notice that measurement services have been furnished, the measured acreage shall be guaranteed to be correct and used for all program purposes for the current year even though an error is later discovered in the measurement thereof, if the producer has taken action with an economic significance based on the measurement service, and the entire crop required for the farm was measured. If the producer has not taken action with an economic significance based on the measurement service, the producer shall be notified in writing that an error was discovered and the nature and extent of such error. In such cases, the corrected acreage will be used for determining program compliance for the current year.

(d) When a measurement service reveals acreage in excess of the permitted acreage and the allowable tolerance as defined in this part, the producer must destroy the excess acreage and pay for FSA to verify destruction, in order to keep the measurement service guarantee.

[68 FR 16176, Apr. 3, 2003, as amended at 80 FR 41995, July 16, 2015]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 1311 to 1314–1 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(a), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1522

§ 1314a - Repealed. Pub. L. 90–51, § 2, July 7, 1967, 81 Stat. 121

§ 1314b to 1314j - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(a), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1522

§ 1315 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(o), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1523

§ 1316 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(p), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1523

§ 1501 - Short title and application of other provisions

§ 1502 - Purpose; definitions; protection of information; relation to other laws

§ 1503 - Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; creation; offices

§ 1504 - Capital stock of Corporation

§ 1504a - Capitalization of Corporation

§ 1505 - Management of Corporation

§ 1506 - General powers

§ 1506a, 1506b - Omitted

§ 1507 - Personnel of Corporation

§ 1508 - Crop insurance

§ 1508a - Double insurance and prevented planting

§ 1509 - Exemption of indemnities from levy

§ 1510 - Deposit and investment of funds; Federal Reserve banks as fiscal agents

§ 1511 - Tax exemption

§ 1512 - Corporation as fiscal agent of Government

§ 1513 - Books of account and annual reports of Corporation

§ 1514 - Crimes and offenses

§ 1515 - Program compliance and integrity

§ 1516 - Funding

§ 1517 - Separability

§ 1518 - “Agricultural commodity” defined

§ 1519 - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–127, title I, § 196(j), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 950

§ 1520 - Producer eligibility

§ 1521 - Ineligibility for catastrophic risk and noninsured assistance payments

§ 1522 - Research and development

§ 1523 - Pilot programs

§ 1524 - Education and risk management assistance

§ 1921 - Congressional findings

§ 7201 - Short title and purpose

§ 7202 - Definitions

U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

Title 7 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 718 after this date.

  • 2015-07-16; vol. 80 # 136 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
    1. 80 FR 41987 - Conservation Reserve Program
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
      Interim rule.
      Effective Date: This rule is effective July 16, 2015. Comment Date: We will consider comments that we receive by September 14, 2015.
      7 CFR Part 718