End Rows for Aug. 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Filing for NAP losses

Form CCC-576, Notice of Loss, is used to report failed acreage and prevented planting and may be completed by any producer with an interest in the crop.

Timely filing a Notice of Loss is required for all crops including grasses.

For losses on crops covered by the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crop insurance, you must file a CCC-576, Notice of Loss, in the FSA County Office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent.

For more information on filing a Notice of Loss contact your local FSA office.

Non-insured crop disaster assistance program (NAP) deadlines

The NAP application closing date for greens, aquaculture, Christmas trees, ginseng root, turf grass sod, mushrooms and floriculture is September 3.

The NAP application closing date for strawberries and fall-seed small grains is September 30.

2013 direct and counter-cyclical program (DCP) signatures

Producers who have not signed their 2013 DCP contract can still do so and receive a payment this October.

Please stop by or contact the FSA office as soon as possible.

Contracts filed after September 16 will have to be reviewed by the Missouri State FSA Committee before they can be approved for payment.

Appointments are not necessary.

eAlerts

Producers, landowners, or anyone interested in keeping up-to-date with USDA program news is encouraged to enroll in eAlerts.

To save money, FSA is no longer mailing hard-copy newsletters. So it's important to enroll in eAlerts to receive program announcements and other important information.

There are two options for enrolment:

* Receive text alerts -- These are brief reminders

* Receive emails -- These are more in-depth and include program information, deadlines, and other announcements that used to be in the hard-copy newsletters.

To enroll, just contact your local FSA office.

Holiday hours

USDA Service Centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

They will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

They hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.