Sales Closing Date Quickly Approaching for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Farm Service Agency encourages producers to examine available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the applicable crop sales deadline. Crops not covered by traditional crop insurance may be eligible for NAP.

The following sales closing dates apply to Missouri for 2016 NAP coverage:

 · March 15, 2016 – Most spring-seeded crops; pecans, forage and pasture

 The 2014 Farm Bill expanded NAP to include higher levels of protection. For all coverage levels, the NAP service fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. There is an additional premium for additional levels of coverage. 

 Beginning, underserved and limited resource farmers are now eligible for free catastrophic level coverage, as well as discounted premiums for additional levels of protection