LINCOLN, NE, Nov. 10, 2015 – USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger reminds producers of upcoming Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) deadlines for honey and Risk Management Agency (RMA) Pasture, Rangeland Forage (PRF) deadlines for perennial forage crops intended for forage, grazing and apiculture.

Nebraska Farm Service Agency Provides Fall Sales Closing Deadlines

For Immediate Release

November 10, 2015

Contact:

Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director, at (402) 437-5581 or dan.steinkruger@ne.usda.gov
FSA Website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ne

LINCOLN, NE, Nov. 10, 2015 – USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger reminds producers of upcoming Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) deadlines for honey and Risk Management Agency (RMA) Pasture, Rangeland Forage (PRF) deadlines for perennial forage crops intended for forage, grazing and apiculture.

RMA fall deadlines for PRF coverage for forage, grazing and apiculture is Nov. 15, 2015. Perennial forage includes grass, alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, clover and mixed forage intended for hay or grazing. PRF coverage for apiculture provides protection for beekeepers’ primary income sources – honey, pollen collection, wax and breeding stock.

Additionally, the NAP sign-up deadline for 2016 honey is Dec. 1, 2015, for producers who want to purchase coverage. The honey NAP purchase deadline coincides with sign-up for other perennial fruit and vegetable crops including apples, asparagus, cherries, strawberries, grapes and plums.

If a producer chooses to purchase PRF coverage for apiculture and NAP, payment can only be earned from one agency; either FSA or RMA but not both for 2016.

NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters such as drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.

NAP provisions allow limited resource and underserved producers along with qualifying beginning farmers and ranchers to request a waiver of service fees and a 50 percent reduction of buy-up coverage premiums at the time an application for coverage is filed. Producers must certify their status when a waiver is requested.

For more information about NAP, please contact your local FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/ne.

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