2009 NAP sales closing deadline

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By The Staff

Supplemental Revenue Assistant Payments (SURE) provides benefits for  farm revenue losses due to natural disaster. SURE payments are available to producers on farms that: are located in a county covered by a qualifying natural disaster declaration (9USDA Secretarial Declarations only) or a contiguous county  OR

the actual production is less than 50% of the normal production for the entire farm.

In order to receive payments, the farm must suffer at least a 1-% eligible production loss on at least one crop of economic significance. For a producer to be eligible for the SURE program, all of the farming operation’s crops (planted or intended) that are of economic significance must be covered by either federal Crop Insurance (CI) of FSA’s Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage. Coverage must also be obtained for other crops for which CI or NAP is available, such as alfalfa, clovers, grass, mixed forages and vegetables. However, statute does not require coverage for grazed crops for the SURE.

March 1 – Sales Closing Date: Alfalfa, Grasses, Mixed Forages, Clovers

March 15 – Sales Closing Date: Vegetables, Corn-Silage or Forage, Soybeans-Silage or Forage

For additional information on 2009 NAP sales closing dates, contact the Mount Washington FSA Service Center at 502-538-2221.