HONOLULU, Hawaii—The USDA Farm Service Agency invites all commercial farmers to attend an informational meeting to learn about how they can protect their financial investment in their farm through the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, commonly known as NAP. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, at 10am at the Kagman Agriculture Station.
Farm Service Agency County executive director Tom Camacho said, “Typhoon Dolphin serves as another important reminder of the power of nature to devastate a farmer’s livelihood, but there are ways to reduce business risks. Steps include treating the farm like a business; maintaining production records; and signing up for risk management programs such as NAP.”
At this information meeting farmers will learn the basics of the NAP program, what is required and the upcoming deadlines.
The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the waiver of basic NAP fees for historically underserved minorities, limited resource and beginning producers. The Farm Bill also provided a new optional Buy Up provision to NAP that can afford producers at a nominal fee with even greater coverage from losses due to natural disasters.
During this meeting applications will not be taken for damage as a result of Typhoon Dolphin, but producers may schedule a follow-up site visit to inspect damage.
For more information, contact the FSA Guam County Office at 234-0896.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting/event/function should contact the FSA Guam County Office at 234-0896 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by May 22, 2015. (FSA)