USDA’s Farm Service Agency wants farmers to know that November 20 is the deadline for the NAP program.
The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. USDA defines non-insurable crops as commercially produced agricultural commodity crops for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. NAP eligible crop examples:
- Sweet Corn
- Nursery Crops
- Other vegetable crops
Eligible producers must apply for coverage of non-insurable crops using Form CCC-471, “Application for Coverage,” and pay the applicable service fee at the FSA office where their farm records are maintained. The application and service fee must be filed by the application closing date as established by the FSA State Committee. The service fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county.
Producers must apply by November 20, 2012. For information contact your local FSA office or call 440-437-6330.