Disaster assistance sign-up for 2010 crop losses begins Nov. 14th


October 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Guthrie County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director Daniel Curry says that the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment for 2010 crop losses, begins Nov. 14th.  Curry says “Producers across the state experienced several natural disasters during the 2010 crop year, that caused hardship and financial losses to many agricultural operations.” The SURE program provides assistance to producers when disasters strike.

Guthrie County has been designated as a Secretarial Disaster area. Curry encourages producers with 2010 crop losses to contact his officerto learn more about the program. To qualify for the SURE program, a producer must have at least a 10-percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance. To meet eligibility requirements, producers must have obtained a policy or plan of insurance for all insurable crops through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, and obtained Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage on non-insurable crops, if available from the FSA.

For more information on the SURE program eligibility requirements, contact the Guthrie County FSA officer at 1-641-332-2640, or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/sure on the web.