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NAP application deadline is Feb. 28

Louisiana reminds growers NAP application deadline is Feb. 28. NAP provides catastrophic natural disasters up to 50 percent of an established yield and 55 percent of an established price.

Louisiana producers have until Feb. 28 to apply for Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for spring and summer seeded crops such as vegetables and grass for pasture and hay.

Mike Strain, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, said NAP provides protection from catastrophic natural disasters up to 50 percent of an established yield and 55 percent of an established price.

There are no provisions for late-filed applications. Closing dates vary by crop and are scheduled throughout the year. Producers should discuss their current year planting intention with their local Farm Service Agency office to ensure application deadlines are not missed.

Application fees are paid in each parish in which a producer has an interest in a crop at a cost of $250 per crop not to exceed $750 per parish and $1,875 per producer for all parishes.

The Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) is optional; however, it is required for all non-insurable crops for benefits received under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE); Tree Assistance Program (TAP); Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), and in some cases to acquire a production loan through FSA.  The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) requires coverage on grazing only.

All interested farmers and ranchers should contact the local FSA office for eligibility and application details before the application closing dates.

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