|It’s NAP time|
March 15, 2010 is the deadline to apply for NAP program coverage on non-insurable spring seeded crops such as millet hay, oats hay, and forage sorghum for hay.
For crop year 2010, this deadline also applies to various other forage crops, such as alfalfa and alfalfa-grass mixtures, as well as native grasses and other crops intended for grazing.
The service fee is $250 per crop per county or $750 per producer per county. The fee cannot exceed a total of $1875 per producer with farming interests in multiple counties.
REMINDER: To qualify for disaster coverage under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE), all crops of economic significance must be insured with crop insurance or the NAP program.
Grass for grazing would not need to be insured to be eligible for the SURE program, but it would need to be insured for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP).
Don’t forget to keep good records for animal losses due to adverse weather. The LIP program will compensate producers for losses caused by blizzards, lightning, and other weather events, but we also need documentation. Keep your camera handy. A date stamped picture is a reliable document that can help satisfy the program requirements for proof of loss.
Your normal losses will also be a factor in the application, so be sure to document all livestock deaths in your records. All losses must be reported within 30 days from the date of the loss.
IMPORTANT: 2010 risk management coverage for all crops in all counties must be timely purchased in order to maintain eligibility for disaster program benefits.
Please contact our office for additional information on the Risk Management Purchase Requirements (RMPR) for 2010 FSA disaster programs.