Urgent Risk and Crop Management Information!

The SUpplemental REvenue Assistance program (SURE) in the 2008 farm bill
provides benefits for total farm crop revenue losses due to natural
disasters.  SURE replaces the Ad Hoc Crop Disaster Programs.  Producers
with qualifying losses are eligible to receive 60% of the difference
between the SURE disaster program guarantee and the actual farm crop
revenue.  In order for a producer to be eligible for the SURE program,
all crops grown that could earn more than 5% of the expected total farm
crop revenue must be covered by federal crop insurance or FSA's
Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).  The deadline for
insuring all perennial forage crops and wheat is September 30, 2009 and
November 20, 2009 for perennial fruit crops. Information on SURE is
available from FSA and MSU Extension offices and online at


Information on managing and marketing immature or wet corn is available
online at
Producers can also request the information by calling their MSU County
Extension office or 888-678-3464 (1-888-MSUE-4MI)


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