Sign-up for 2009 SURE Payments
John R Whitaker, State Executive Director of USDA’s Iowa Farm Service Agency announced that disaster assistance under FSA’s Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program or SURE program began on January 10, 2011. “Sign up for this program is currently underway and continues until July 29, 2011,” said Whitaker. To be eligible for SURE a farm or ranch must have:
- At least a 10 percent production loss on a crop of economic significance
- Insured all economically significant crops
- Been physically located in a county that was declared a primary disaster country or contiguous county by the Secretary of Agriculture under a Secretarial Designation.
Without a Secretarial disaster Designation, individual producers may be eligible in the actual production on the farm is less than 50 percent of the normal production on the farm due to a natural disaster.
Counties eligible for 2009 SURE payments are shown in the image below. For more on SURE visit the Ag Decision Maker Information File A1-44.
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