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Nap application closing dates for crops fast approaching

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By The Staff

The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 2 and 16.

The crops for the March 2 deadline are: Alfalfa, clover, grass and mixed grass intended for grazing, hay or seed.

Crops for the March 16 deadline are: Beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, Canola (Spring), cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, herbs, lettuce, oats-hay, oats-GR, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, sorghum, soybeans-hay, soybeans-GR, squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips and watermelons.

NAP helps producers reduce their rist when growing food and fiber crops, specialty crops, and crops for livestock feed. These benefits are only available for crops for which crop insurance is not available.

Producers filing for coverage under the NAP are required to pay a $250 service fee per crop per county not to exceed $750 per producer per county or $1,875 per producer in all counties.

For more information contact the FSA Service Center, 103 Rodgers Park Dr., 234-2646.