Crop producers are reminded of the availability of the Non Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for the 2013 crop year. The final date to purchase 2013 NAP coverage for hay and forage crops, apples, asparagus, blueberries and most other orchard crops is Nov. 20.
Producers who fail to purchase NAP by the applicable deadline will be ineligible to obtain coverage for the 2013 crop year.
The deadline to purchase NAP for most spring-planted fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, sweet corn, melons and squash is March 15.
NAP provides payments to producers affected by weather-related disasters when crop losses exceed 50 percent of the producers production history.
To report crop damage, a producer must visit the office and file a form.
For more information, call (419) 447-7071, ext. 2, or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/pas.