Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Director, Teri Moss wants to remind Perkins County producers that the final date to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment Program (SURE) is June 7, 2013.
The SURE program provides financial assistance for crop production and or quality losses due to a natural disaster.
“To receive 2011 SURE payments, an eligible producer must have had a qualifying loss during the 2011 crop year, which means at least 10 percent production loss affecting one crop of economic significance in a county that was declared a disaster or contiguous to a disaster county,” said Moss. “Producers outside a declared disaster county or contiguous county, but with production losses in 2011 of 50 percent or more of the normal production, also qualify.”
“Perkins County was declared a disaster in 2011 or is contiguous to a declared county, therefore producers in Perkins County qualify based on the 10 percent loss requirement,” said Moss. “To date, Perkins County has paid out approximately $2.4 million to more than 111 producers.”
Moss urges producers who think they may qualify for a payment to contact the Perkins FSA Office prior to the June 7 deadline to discuss details of the program and complete the application process.
More information can also be found at www.fsa.usda.gov/sure.