Wisconsin Farm Service Agency reminds producers interested in participating in the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) of the upcoming application deadline dates that must be met for NAP qualification.
NAP is designed to cover losses caused by damaging weather conditions. If losses are in excess of 50 percent, payment would be received. Losses are generally determined by the percentage of loss compared to the producer's actual yield history. Eligible production losses are paid at 55 percent of the established value for the crop.
Application deadline dates for specific NAP qualifying crops are listed.
• The application deadline date for the 2013 NAP coverage for “value loss” crops such as ginseng, turf grass sod, Christmas trees, aquaculture, floriculture, mushrooms and ornamental nursery is September 1, 2012.
• The deadline date for forage crops, including most spring planted forages and pasture land forages not covered by federal crop insurance, is September 30, 2012.
• September 30, 2012 is the application closing date for winter and spring plantings of wheat, barley, rye, triticale and mint.
• Perennial crop deadlines on fruit and other crops such as apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, honey, maple sap, asparagus and other perennial fruits is November 20, 2012.
Producers with NAP coverage must remember to timely file acreage reports and or inventories, and keep track of harvested production using acceptable methods. A “Notice of Loss” must also be filed within 15 days of when a loss is apparent, due to drought, hail, flood, etc. to qualify for NAP.
Producers interested in NAP are encouraged to contact the Marathon County FSA office at 715-848-2330 to obtain coverage or for additional information on NAP prior to the above deadline dates.