|Nebraska Farm Service Agency reminds producers about 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program application deadline|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 14 July 2011 15:40|
Teri Moss, Executive Director for the Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind Nebraska producers that the final date to submit an application for payment under the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) Program is July 29, 2011.
The SURE program provides financial assistance for crop production and or quality losses due to a natural disaster.
Nebraska has paid out approximately $14 million in SURE funds for 2009. Approximately 1100 applications have been processed in Nebraska. Producers in counties that were declared a 2009 Secretarial Disaster and any county contiguous to those counties may be eligible if they suffered a 10 percent loss or greater on any crop of economic significance.
Producers in counties that were not declared a Secretarial Disaster or are not contiguous to such counties would qualify if they had over a 50 percent loss.
If producers think that they may qualify for a payment they are encouraged to contact their local county office as soon as possible in order to set up an appointment.