The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.
Eligible crops must be commercially produced agricultural commodity crops for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. Crops include crops produced for food, livestock feed, or fiber; mushrooms, floriculture, specialty crops, Christmas trees, turfgrass sod, seed crops and aquaculture (including ornamental fish).
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been a rancher or agricultural producer/farmer.
Producers interested in receiving risk protection under this program must file an application for coverage and pay the application service fee prior to the crop's application closing date. These application closing dates are established by your local State Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee and are published annually.
Eligible producers must apply for coverage of noninsurable crops using Form CCC-471, "Application for Coverage", and pay the applicable service fees at their local FSA office. The application and service fees must be filed by the application closing date as established by the producer's FSA state committee.