Trudy Kareus, state executive director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA), urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of March 15.
The noninsured crop disaster assistance program (NAP) is a federally funded program that helps producers reduce their risk when growing food and fiber crops, specialty crops and crops for livestock feed.
These benefits are only available for crops for which the catastrophic level of crop insurance is not available.
"Purchasing a crop insurance policy is an easy way for producers to practice risk management," said Kareus.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of March 15:
• Beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, etc.), millet, okra, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, sorghum, sorghum forage, soybeans, squash, sunflowers, tomatoes, tomatillos, turnips, amaranth, artichokes, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, buckwheat, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, gourds, greens, herbs, kochia, kohlrabi, leeks, lentils, lettuce, quinoa, radishes, rapeseed, sweet potatoes, sugar beets, strawberries, safflower, and rutabaga.
In the event of a natural disaster, NAP covers the amount of loss greater than 50 percent of the expected production based on the approved yield and reported acreage.
For more information, contact the Delta County FSA office at 690 Industrial Boulevard, Delta, 874-5726, ext. 2, or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.blog comments powered by Disqus