USDA Announces Disaster Assistance Sign up for 2010 Crop Losses
Trudy Kareus, State Executive Director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment for 2010 crop year losses begins November 14, 2011.
To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer’s operation must be located in a county that was declared a disaster for 2010 and have at least a 10 percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance. Producers with agricultural operations located outside a disaster county are eligible for SURE benefits if they had a production loss greater or equal to 50 percent of the normal production on the farm.
The following counties received a disaster designation during 2010: Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Crowley, Custer, Delta, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gunnison, Jackson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Routt, Saguache, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Teller, Washington, Weld and Yuma.
For more information on SURE program eligibility requirements contact your local County FSA office or visit the website at http://www.FSA.USDA.gov/SURE.
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