The following crops have a 2013 NAP
application closing date of Sept. 30, 2012: forage crops
(mechanically harvested or grazed), barley and rye.
following crops have a 2013 NAP application closing date of Nov. 20,
2012: apples, asparagus, blueberries, caneberries, cherries, grapes,
nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, rhubarb and strawberries.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable
crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur
due to normal disasters.
In order to meet eligibility requirements for NAP, crops must be
noninsurable, commercially produced agricultural commodity crops for
which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is
not available. If the Risk Management Agency offers coverage for a
crop in the county, then NAP coverage is not available for that
In the event of a natural disaster, NAP covers the amount of loss
greater than 50 percent of the expected production based on the
approved yield and reported acreage.
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Eligible producers can apply for coverage using
Form CCC-471, “Application for Coverage.”
Producers must file the application and service fee by the
applicable deadline. The service fee is $250 per crop or $750 per
producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875
for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties.
[Text from file received from
Illinois Farm Service Agency]