NAP deadline nears
NAP enrollment deadline nears
The deadline is nearing for enrollment in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) according to Farm Service Agency officials.
NAP applications for coverage must be filed using Form CCC-471 and pay the applicable service fees by the closing date. Application closing dates vary by crop. Producers are reminded of the March 15, application deadline for spring-seeded annual crops and perennial forage pasture. Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin and Itasca County producers may contact the FSA Office for specific crop application sales closing dates at: Baxter FSA Office 218-829-5965 or Aitkin FSA Office 218-927-2912.
NAP provides coverage to producers for non-insurable crops when a low yield, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. Crops eligible for NAP coverage are those for which crop insurance is not available, including fruits and vegetables, aquaculture, pecans, turf grass and forage crops just to name a few.
More information about NAP may be found on the FSA web site located at http://www.fsa.usda.gov