The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to retroactively provide assistance at additional coverage levels under the 2012 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to producers of eligible non-insurable fruit crops grown on a tree or bush when low yields occurred due to a natural disaster. Producers are not required to have previously purchased 2012 NAP coverage to be eligible for this additional assistance.
Losses must have occurred in a county that received a Secretarial disaster designation for the 2012 crop year due to frost or freeze. Primary and contiguous counties that were covered by a Secretarial disaster designation for the 2012 crop year due to frost or freeze are eligible counties. Tulare County is a contiguous county.
The NAP Aplication for Coverage Service Fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. Additional coverage levels require a premium fee in addition to the NAP service fee.
Applications must be made in the administrative county office where the applicant’s farm records are or will be maintained and must be completed by September 22, 2014.
For more information visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/nap or give our office at call at 559-734-8732.