FSA: Deadline to purchase NAP is March 15

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Signup deadline for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, (NAP), for forage, grazing and spring seeded crops is March 15.

NAP provides basic catastrophic insurance protection from natural disasters for crop types which are not insurable through standard Federal Crop Insurance policies. Producers who have farming interests in multiple counties will need to apply for coverage in the FSA Office(s) where their farm records are maintained. The NAP application fee is $250 per crop type with a $750 maximum fee per county.

Crops eligible for enrollment in Brown County include but are not limited to: grass, native and tame, forage and graze, mixed forage graze, forage sorghum, forage, grain and small grains for hay production or graze.

There are no late filed provisions for NAP, so do not miss this important March 15, 2013 deadline to be eligible for 2013 NAP coverage and potential disaster programs.

Note: March 15th is also the deadline to purchase Federal Crop Insurance on many crops

Please call the Brown County FSA Office at (605) 226-3360 Ext. 2 for more details about NAP or any other FSA Program.