In order to qualify for Farm Service Agency (FSA) benefits, farmers must report crop losses within 15 days of a disaster, Texas FSA Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass reminds producers.
“Crop losses are acres that were timely planted with the intent to harvest, but the crop failed and could not be harvested because of a disaster-related condition,” Douglass said. “In order to meet FSA program eligibility requirements, producers must report crop losses to their local FSA office within 15 days of the disaster occurrence or when the loss first becomes apparent.”
Crop losses should be reported as soon as it is apparent, whether covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) or uninsured. Reported data is used to qualify counties and states for FSA programs, including the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program and other federal assistance.
For more information, contact your local FSA office.