The deadline to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program is Sept. 1 for certain crops.
Those crops include aquaculture, canola, Christmas trees, spelz, turf grass and sod, and all small grain crops harvested by grazing or for forage.
The administrative service fee is $250 per crop, not exceeding $750 per producer. A maximum fee of $1,875 can be upheld for multi-county producers. Producers must pay the fee and file form CCC-471 by Sept. 1.
This coverage entitles eligible producers to a payment of 55 percent of average market price. Producers are limited to $100,000 in benefits per person per crop year. If a farmer suffers a loss on a particular crop, they must file form CCC-576 within 15 days of the disaster occurrence. Interested producers should contact the FSA office at 301 S. Eisenhower Drive, Marion — (620) 382-3714.