Nebraska’s alfalfa, grass, aronia and grape producers have a new deadline for applying for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP). Nebraska Farm Service Agency revealed the new closing deadlines for some crops covered under this program for the 2019 growing season and beyond. The new deadlines to apply for 2019 coverage are:
- Alfalfa and mixed forages: October 1, 2018;
- Grass: November 15, 2018; and
- Aronia berries and grapes: November 20, 2018.
Producers interested in receiving coverage through this program will need to contact their local FSA Office before the closing dates.
NAP offers coverage for producers who are not able to find insurance to cover crops if there are certain natural disaster affecting their growing season. This program covers certain disasters like hail, wind, drought, flooding and excessive heat among other events. There is a $250 fee per crop with county maximums. Beginning farmers along with traditionally undeserved farmers and ranchers are eligible to have this fee waived. To read more about this program, please read through our detailed article covering the program or contact us with questions.