NAP application deadlines
The NAP (Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance) program is a catastrophic level of coverage equivalent to CAT insurance. It is provided for crops that are not eligible for Crop Insurance. The cost for NAP is $250 per crop, $750 per county and not to exceed $1,875 for all counties. The service fee is due at the time that you file the CCC-471 application form and the fee is non-refundable.
The chart below shows the 2013 application deadlines for some of the most common crops for this area:
Sept. 1 - Winter Rye, Turfgrass Sod, Christmas Trees, Floriculture
Sept. 30 - Wild Rice, Strawberries, Perennial Forage Crops: such as Mixed Hay
Nov. 20 - Blueberries, Raspberries
Dec. 1 - Honey
Feb. 1 - Maple Sap
March 15 - Pasture, Spring-Seeded Annual Crops like vegetables or grain crops.
May 1 - Ornamental Nursery
It is important to remember that all significant crops must be insured either through your crop insurance agency or through the NAP program with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in order to be eligible for any potential disaster program that may occur.
The NAP fee can be waived if the producer is socially disadvantaged, limited resource producer or a beginning farmer.
If you are interested in NAP, please contact either the Crow Wing/Cass FSA office at 829-5965, ext. 2 or the Aitkin/Itasca FSA office at 218-927-2912, ext. 2.