Please join the Iowa Organic Association and Amanda Weigel with the Iowa Farm Service Agency for a webinar on Tuesday, November 9th at 12 p.m. to learn about the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) offered by FSA. This webinar is one of a series of webinars or field days that will highlight several of the USDA FSA’s programs and services available to help organic producers. To learn how NAP can help provide an extra layer of protection for your farm or operation, RSVP to join this webinar.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers for non-insurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields, crop losses or prevents crop planting. A natural disaster includes:
- Damaging weather, such as drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind (i.e. derecho) or hurricanes;
- Adverse natural occurrences, such as earthquake or flood; and
- Conditions related to damaging weather or adverse natural occurrences, such as excessive heat, plant disease, volcanic smog (VOG) or insect infestation.
NAP provides basic coverage equivalent to the catastrophic level risk protection plan of insurance coverage, which is based on the amount of loss that exceeds 50% of expected production at 55% of the average market price for the crop. For all coverage levels, the NAP service fee is the lesser of $325 per crop or $825 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,950 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties.
**Beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and qualifying veterans farmers or ranchers are eligible for a waiver of the service fee and a 50% premium reduction when they file form CCC-860. Most organic producers would qualify for this reduction in service fees.
Producers interested in applying for NAP should contact the county FSA office that administers the ground the crop is planted on.