Which Crops Are Covered?
The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program doesn’t cover every type of crop. It also doesn't or every type of entity. However, financial assistance to producers can be given to landowners, tenants or sharecroppers who share in the risk of producing an “eligible crop.” Crops eligible for this program must be commercially produced agricultural commodities for which crop insurance is not available. These crops include:
Noninsured Crop Coverage Periods
Annual Crops Coverage Period
The coverage period for an annual crop begins at the latest date in which any of these events occur:
- 30 days after application for coverage and the applicable service fees have been paid; or
- The date the crop is planted (cannot exceed the final planting date).
The Coverage Period of an annual crop ends on the earliest date of any of the following events:
- Date the crop harvest is completed;
- Normal harvest date for the crop;
- Date the crop is abandoned; or
- Date the entire crop acreage is destroyed.
Perennial Crop Coverage Periods
Perennial crops, other than a crop intended for forage, begins 30 calendar days after the application closing date. This period ends on the earliest date of any of the following events:
- 10 months from the application closing date;
- The date the crop harvest is completed;
- The normal harvest date for the crop;
- The date the crop is abandoned; or
- The date the entire crop acreage is destroyed.
Perennial forage crops, controlled environment crops, specialty crops and value loss crops have different coverage periods. To determine what these coverage periods are, contact the local Farm Services Agency office.