Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FSA accepting applications until Dec. 1 deadline

November 24, 2010

Deadlines for the USDA Farm Service Agency to accept applications for this year’s crops have been established by the Kansas State FSA Committee.

The application closing date of Wednesday, Dec. 1 applies to all grasses, alfalfa and various fruits.

Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food of fiber. Included as eligible crops are floricultural, ornamental nursery, Christmas trees, turf grass sod, industrial crops, seed crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish) and forage crops for livestock (mechanically harvested or grazed).

Interested producers who may wish to participate in the NAP program must visit the FSA office to complete an application for coverage and pay the applicable service fee by the applicable sales closing date for the specific crop. Administrative service fees are collected in orders to help offset the cost of implementing the program range from $250 per crop per administrative county not to exceed $750 per producer per administrative county with a $1,875 maximum fee for multi-county producers.

This coverage entitles eligible producers to a payment of 55 percent of an average market price for the commodity if a natural disaster caused a 50 percent production loss or greater of an eligible crop.

Producers are limited to $100,000 in benefits per person per crop year, meet adjusted gross provisions and comply with conservation compliance provisions in order to be determined eligible.

For more information, call the FSA in Oskaloosa, (785) 863-2221.

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