NAP Coverage Available For 2014 Annual Forage Crops
by Lisa Forburger, CED
Farm Service Agency will offer Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2014 crops that are planted annually and used for livestock feed or fodder.
Eligible producers can apply for 2014 NAP coverage at their local FSA Office using form CCC-471, Application for Coverage. Producers must file the application and service fee by the September 1, 2013 deadline for small grains. The service fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties.
Producers who meet the definition of a limited resource farmer or rancher can request a waiver of the service fee.
The CCC-576, Notice of Loss, is used to report failed acreage and prevented planting and may be completed by any producer with an interest in the crop. Timely filing a Notice of Loss is required for all crops including grasses. For losses on crops covered by the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crop insurance, you must file a CCC-576, Notice of Loss, in the FSA County Office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent.
If filing for prevented planting, an acreage report and CCC-576 must be filed within 15 calendar days of the final planting date for the crop.
For information about NAP, please contact the Palo Alto County FSA office or www.fsa.usda.gov