The USDA Agricultural Services Agency reminds producers to review the USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and 2022 Uninsured Agricultural Disaster Assistance Program coverage (NAP), before the harvest deadline.
Federal crop insurance covers crop losses due to natural hazards such as drought, hail and excessive moisture. NAP covers losses due to natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available, including forage crops and perennial grass pastures, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nurseries, aquaculture, turf, ginseng, honey, syrup, bioenergy and industrial crops.
The following crops have a NAP application deadline of February 28, 2022: artichoke, asparagus, basil, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, Chinese bitter melon, corn, cucumber, eggplant, honeydew, kenaf, kohlrabi, Korean golden melon, leek, millet, okra, peanut, peas, pecans , bell pepper, pumpkin, radish, sorghum, soybeans, melon sprite, squash, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes and watermelons.
For all levels of coverage, the NAP service charge is the lesser of $325 by crop or $825 per producer and per county, without exceeding a total of $1,950 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. Underserved, skilled beginning, resource-constrained, and targeted experienced farmers or ranchers remain eligible for a NAP service fee waiver and premium reduction when filing Form CCC-860, “Socially Disadvantaged Certification, limited resources and a beginner farmer or breeder”.
Producers can determine if crops are eligible for Federal Crop Insurance or NAP by visiting the web application. rma.usda.gov/apps/actuarialinformationbrowser2017/CropCriteria.aspx.