FSA Reminds Producers of Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Deadlines


August 23, 2016

FSA Reminds Producers of Approaching NAP Deadlines for 2017 Crops

FSA reminds producers who are interested in the 2017 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates.

--August 31, 2016 is the deadline for 2017 NAP coverage on value loss crops such as for aquaculture, Christmas trees, floriculture, ginseng, mushrooms, turfgrass sod and watercress.

--September 4, 2016 is the deadline for 2017 NAP coverage on nursery and ornamental nursery.

--October 1, 2016 is the deadline for 2017 NAP coverage on winter wheat, rye, barley and speltz.

--November 20, 2016 is the deadline for 2017 NAP coverage on apples, asparagus, blueberries, caneberries, cherries, chestnuts, forage for hay and pasture, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, honey, maple sap and hops. NOTE: Hops is a perennial crop and the application deadline moved from spring to fall for coverage.

--March 15, 2017 is the deadline for 2017 NAP coverage on forage sorghum, oats, potatoes, Soybeans, Sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops grown for food.

The 2014 Farm Bill provides greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops. Previously, the program offered coverage at 55 percent of the average market price for crop losses that exceed 50 percent of expected production. Producers can now choose higher levels of coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price.

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