March 15th is the deadline for some important Farm Service Agency programs.

Your time to make elections into ARC or PLC programs to help protect your income from crops ends March 15th.

OSU Extension has resources to help you make those decisions. If you would like to register for the March 8th meeting on Corn and Soybean Crop Insurance Considerations, please register here.  To watch a recorded webinar on Economic considerations in making your choices click here.

FSA Reminds Producers of Approaching NAP Deadlines for 2021 Crops

FSA reminds producers who are interested in the 2021 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates.

  • March 15, 2021 is the deadline for 2021 NAP coverage on forage sorghum, oats, potatoes, Soybeans, Sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops grown for food.

NAP Buy-Up Coverage Option

NAP offers higher levels of coverage, from 50 to 65 percent of expected production in 5 percent increments, at 100 percent of the average market price. Producers of organics and crops marketed directly to consumers also may exercise the “buy-up” option to obtain NAP coverage of 100 percent of the average market price at the coverage levels of between 50 and 65 percent of expected production.  NAP basic coverage is available at 55 percent of the average market price for crop losses that exceed 50 percent of expected production.  Buy-up coverage is not available for crops intended for grazing.

NAP Service Fees

For all coverage levels, the NAP service fee is the lesser of $325 per crop or $825 per producer per county, not to exceed a total of $1,950 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties.

NAP Enhancements for Qualified Military Veterans

Qualified veteran farmers or ranchers are eligible for a service fee waiver and premium reduction, if the NAP applicant meets certain eligibility criteria.

Beginning, limited resource and targeted underserved farmers or ranchers remain eligible for a waiver of NAP service fees and premium reduction when they file form CCC-860, “Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource and Beginning Farmer or Rancher Certification.

To help producers learn more about the NAP program and how it can help them, USDA, offers an online Web tool at The webtool allows producers to determine whether their crops are eligible for coverage and gives producers an opportunity to explore a variety of options and levels to determine the best protection level for their operation.

For more information on NAP coverage or to obtain coverage, please contact the Licking County FSA office at 740-670-5340.


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