The Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 15 and May 1.
The crops for March 15 deadline are: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, corn, corn-hybrid seed, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, greens, herbs, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, popcorn, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, sorghum, sorghum-grain, soybeans, squash, strawberries, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, tobacco-burley, tobacco-dark air, tobacco-fire cured, tomatoes, turnips and watermelons.
The crop for May 1 deadline are nursery.
Eligible producers must apply for coverage of non-insurable crops using Form CCC-471, and pay the applicable service fee at the FSA office where their farm records are maintained. The application and service fee must be filed by the application closing dates.
Contact the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702 for additional NAP closing dates. Producers should always check with their local FSA office for specific crops and other application closing dates.