1029NAPclosingdateDec1koPR2.cfm NAP application closing date Dec. 1 for certain crops
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NAP application closing date Dec. 1 for certain crops


Adrian J. Polansky, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas reminds producers of the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food or fiber.

Dec. 1 is the final date to pay the applicable service fee and obtain NAP coverage for all grasses including alfalfa, apricots, asparagus, blueberries, caneberries (blackberries and raspberries), cherries, clover, grapes, lespedeza, honey, mixed forage, nectarines, oats, peaches, plums, strawberries, and vetch.

The administrative service fee is $250 per crop per administrative county not to exceed $750 per producer per administrative county and a $1875 maximum fee for multi-county producers. Interested producers must pay the fee and file form CCC-471, Application for Coverage, by the application closing deadline.

This coverage entitles eligible producers to a payment of 55 percent of an average market price for the commodity if a natural disaster caused a 50 percent production loss or greater of an eligible crop.

Producers must obtain NAP coverage on non-insurable crops and purchase crop insurance on insurable crops to remain eligible for the supplemental disaster assistance programs.

Interested producers shall contact their local Farm Service Agency prior to the Dec. 1 application closing date to obtain NAP coverage.

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