USDA Reminds Producers of Dec. 1st Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

November 17, 2020 - The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages you to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the crop deadline of December 1, 2020.

Federal crop insurance covers crop losses from natural adversities such as drought, hail and excessive moisture. NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available.

The following crops have a NAP application deadline of December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020 is the deadline to purchase NAP for Grass and Mixed Forage for grazing or hay and Peaches.  

You can determine if crops are eligible for federal crop insurance or NAP by visiting the RMA website.

Federal crop insurance coverage is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. Agent lists are available at all USDA Service Centers or at USDA’s online Agent Locator. You can use the USDA Cost Estimator to predict insurance premium costs.

For more information on NAP, service fees, sales deadlines, contact your Nacogdoches Service Center at 936-564-5891, ext. 2 or visit