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USDA-FSA Announces NAP Signup Deadline December 1st
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 9, 2011

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: The NAP application deadline date for 2012 NAP coverage on native and improved grasses for all intended uses (grazing, hay, or seed), is December 1, 2011. County Executive Director, Randy Maenius stated the Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) and Livestock Feed Programs (LFP) were designed to help reduce risk and financial losses to ranchers when natural disasters cause a loss of grazing production. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding livestock producers that any future Livestock Feed Programs now require Livestock producers to have NAP or RI-PRF coverage on their pastures to be eligible for possible Livestock Feed Programs. Producers can now have both NAP and Rainfall Insurance and earn a payment under both. NAP coverage costs $250 per crop, but not more than $750 per producer per county, or not more than $1875 total per producer for all counties. Maenius stated that all grazing grass crops would be covered by one $250 fee. Appointments for 2012 NAP signup are currently being taken. Contact the county office at 325-347-5740 ext. 2 and schedule an appointment to sign up for 2012 NAP—today! Producers who had coverage on 2011 NAP crops may choose to continue coverage on the same crop or crops for 2012, if the applicable service fee is submitted by the application closing date of December 1, 2011 and to avoid a late file acreage report fee, the acreage report is completed by December 16, 2011.NAP coverage is also a requirement for all noninsurable yield based (hay, grass seed, watermelons etc) crops in order to qualify for benefits received under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) program. Any mechanically harvested or hand harvested crops must have crop insurance or NAP coverage to remain eligible for the SURE program.Maenius stated that there were no late file provisions for the Noninsured Assistance Program-NAP, so if producers want to participate they must apply on or before December 1, 2011.

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