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Farm Service Agency Announces NAP Signup
Deadline of December 3rd
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 14, 2012

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: The NAP application deadline date for 2013 NAP coverage on native and improved grasses for all intended uses (grazing, hay, or seed), is December 3, 2012.

County Executive Director, Randy Maenius stated the Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) is 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 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.

Maenius stated that producers, who want to participate in the NAP program and could not make it by the office to signup, should contact the County Office so that other arrangements could be made. Producers who had coverage on 2012 NAP crops may choose to continue coverage on the same crop or crops for 2013, if the applicable service fee is submitted by the application closing date of December 3, 2012.

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 2013 NAP signup with the December 3, 2012 deadline, are currently being taken. For more information contact the Mason-Llano County FSA office at 325-347-5740 ext. 2 and schedule a time to sign up for 2013 NAP—today!

Maenius stated that there were no late file provisions for the 2013 Noninsured Assistance Program-NAP, so if producers want to participate they must apply on or before December 3, 2012.

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