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New application deadlines for NAP covered crops

August 18, 2018 GMT

LINCOLN - Producers who normally apply for coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, also known as NAP need to be aware of a change in the application deadlines.

Chief Program Specialist Doug Klein tells News Talk WJAG the closing deadlines for alfalfa and mixed forages, grass, aronia berries and grapes have been changed for the 2019 growing season and beyond.

Klein says like crop insurance, NAP coverage is valuable when weather and disease disasters strike.

“It’s a program that covers crops that RMA (Risk Management Agency) doesn’t provide on. We aren’t able to cover every single possible crop in the state that’s grown, but the vast majority of the crops that RMA does not cover we pick up through this NAP Program” Klein said.

He says new deadlines are now in the fall rather than in the spring.

For more information go to FSA.USDA.GOV/NE.