The Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that the crop sales deadline for 2019 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage is March 15. This deadline applies to forage, pasture and most fruits and vegetables. Eligible producers can file an application, pay the applicable service fees and complete acreage reports at their local county FSA office.
The deadline for Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) for 2018 wheat, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, rapeseed, and sesame is March 31. Since the 31st falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through Monday, April 1, 2019. MALs provide producers interim financing after harvest to help them meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows.
For a full listing of program deadlines, NAP sales closing dates, observed holidays, and more, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/mo.