SURE Sign-Up for 2011 Crop Losses Begins This Month

The sign-up period for SURE payments for the 2011 crop year will open on October 22nd. Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia says any eligible producer who suffered losses from natural disasters during the 2011 crop year - through September 30th of 2011 - is encouraged to visit a local FSA office to learn more about the SURE program and how to apply. Eligibility includes at least a 10-percent production loss on a crop of economic significance, an insurance policy under the Federal Crop Insurance Act or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, or crops located in a primary disaster county or contiguous county by the Ag Secretary. The deadline to sign up is June 7th of 2013. For more information - visit a county FSA office or go to www dot fsa dot usda dot gov slash sure (

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