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Published September 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

Non-insured Assistance Program deadlines September 30

The Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) is a program administered by the Farm Service Agency that provides for weather related loss protection for crops where conventional (Multi-Peril) crop insurance is not available.

The Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) is a program administered by the Farm Service Agency that provides for weather related loss protection for crops where conventional (Multi-Peril) crop insurance is not available.

Eligible crops include fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, floriculture, ginseng, ornamental nursery, Christmas trees, sod, honey and maple sap to name a few. An eligible producer is a landowner, tenant, or sharecropper who shares in the risk of producing an eligible crop. NAP covers crop losses greater than 50 percent of a producer’s actual production history (APH), or crop value. The payment rate is 55 percent of an established price.

September 30, 2009 is the deadline for securing coverage on perennial forage crops such as older alfalfa stands not insured by conventional crop insurance. September 30, 2009 also serves as the deadline for purchasing coverage on strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus stands. 2010 NAP or RMA coverage is also needed to meet the linkage requirement under the 2010 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE).

Interested producers should call the Douglas County FSA Office at (320) 763-3191 extension 2 for more information on the NAP Program.

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