Application deadlines approaching for non-insured disaster aid

Courtesy of our media partners at NTV:

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Farm Service Agency is warning farmers that the deadline is coming up to buy risk coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops when no permanent federal crop insurance program is available, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Here are the upcoming deadlines for the 2020 production season:

Rye, triticale, and wheat: Sept. 30, 2019
Alfalfa, mixed forages, and grass: Nov. 15, 2019
Apples, Aronia berries, and grapes: Nov. 20, 2019
Nancy Johner, the FSA State Executive Director said, “Natural disasters that are considered eligible causes of loss for NAP include floods, drought, freeze, hail, and excessive moisture, among others.”

“Given the variability of weather in Nebraska, we want to remind producers of the availability of NAP as a potential tool for risk management in 2020,” Johner said.

Coverage varies by county and by crop, so producers who are interested should contact their FSA county office for more details.

For more information about NAP, please visit fsa.usda.gov/nap or contact your local USDA Service Center.

 

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