AMARILLO -- Potter/Armstrong County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Adam Acker urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of December 2, 2013.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 2, 2013: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and cranberries.
"NAP allows producers to protect their investment by purchasing coverage for non-insurable crops," said Acker. "Natural disasters are an unavoidable part of farming and ranching and FSA programs like NAP help producers recover when they experience a loss," he said.
Eligible producers can apply for coverage using form CCC-471, "Application for Coverage." Producers must file the application and pay a service fee by the Dec. 2nd deadline. The service fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties.
For more information on sales closing dates and NAP, contact the Potter/Armstrong County FSA office at (806) 468-8600.
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