End rows Aug. 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010


assistance program (NAP) deadlines

The NAP program provides coverage on crops that federal crop insurance is not traditionally available for.

NAP policies may be required in order to meet eligibility for disaster programs including:

--crop losses covered by the Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) program, &

--grazing losses under the Livestock Forage Program (LFP)

Keep in mind that in order to be eligible, FSA disaster programs require coverage on everything a producer has an interest in.

Upcoming 2011 NAP deadlines for some crops in our area:

--September 1: Value Loss Crops including Aquaculture, Christmas Trees, Ginseng Root, Ornamental Nursery and Turf Grass Sod; Controlled Environment Crops including floriculture and mushrooms; Greens

September 30: Fall-seeded small grains including Barley, Canola, Rye, Triticale, and Wheat; Strawberries

November 20: Apples, Apricots, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, and Blueberries

December 1: Honey

December 31: Potatoes

March 15: All other crops

Upcoming dates to remember

2009 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) participants must certify 2004-2009 production by September 1, 2010

USDA Service Centers will be closed on Monday September 6 in observance of Labor Day

Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) applications for 2008 losses must be signed by September 30, 2010.

New private lands conservationist

Seth Barrioz is the new Missouri Department of Conservation Private Lands Conservationist serving Saline and Howard Counties.

Seth replaced Brent Vandeloecht and is looking forward to working with producers.