"Delta County Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers of the Sept. 3 deadline to purchase Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2014 crops. The Sept. 3 deadline is for asparagus, cane berries, canola, garlic, rye, speltz, triticale, turf grass, flowers, Christmas trees, aquaculture and value loss crops," announced Alan Bull, County Director.
Now is the time to look ahead at your 2014 crop year plans and evaluate the need to purchase coverage against loss of production as a result of natural disaster on otherwise non-insurable crops.
NAP provides coverage for crops for which the catastrophic level of insurance coverage is not available.
To be eligible to receive coverage, a producer shall pay a nonrefundable service fee of $250 per crop, not to exceed $750 per county, or $1,875 for a multi-county producer. Payment of the service fee is due at the time the producer files an application for coverage.
Bull noted, "With the application closing date of Tuesday, Sept. 3, we urge farmers, landowners and ranchers who wish to elect coverage or continue their enrollment, to complete an application at their local FSA office." Application for coverage closing dates for various crops is scheduled throughout the year.
For more information on the September deadline or other deadlines contact the Delta County FSA Office at 874-5726 ext 2, or come by the office at 690 Industrial Boulevard in Delta, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus