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National Program Deadlines

View important upcoming and ongoing national USDA program deadlines. Note that this list does not include every deadline, and only includes federal deadlines. Check with your local USDA Service Center to learn about all available programs, and programs that have local or state level deadlines.

Upcoming Deadlines

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for cabbage, cauliflower, and greens.

Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) Pilot

The Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) pilot provides financial assistance to producers with 50,000 acres or less who are located in the prairie pothole states of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Signup started on March 30, 2020, and will end on August 21, 2020.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.

Applications opened May 26, 2020, and will close on August 28, 2020.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for strawberries.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for Christmas trees, crustacean, finfish, flowers, grass (sod), and mollusk.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for alfalfa, barley, clover, grass (grazing, forage and seed), mixed forage, oats, rye, sugarcane, and wheat.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for beets, blackberries/cranberries, blueberries, broccoli, canola, nectarines, onions, peach, pears, and persimmons.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for atemoya, avocados, bananas, caimito, carambola (starfruit), cherimoya, coconuts, gingers, guanabana, guava, herbs, jackfruit, longans, lychee, mango, papaya, passion fruit, plantain, pineapple, sapodilla, and wax jumbo fruit.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for honey.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.

This deadline is only for Chinese bitter melon, okra, and potatoes (Irish, red, russet, white, and yellow).

Marketing Assistance Loans

Marketing assistance loans provide producers interim financing at harvest time to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows.

This deadline is only for prior year harvested wheat, barley, canola, crambe, flaxseed, honey, oats, rapeseed, and sesame.

Local Deadlines and Ongoing Programs

The following federal USDA programs either do not have a deadline or have ongoing signup. Check with your local USDA Service Center to learn more about programs that have local or state level deadlines.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - Continuous

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides farmers and ranchers an income source in exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production in an effort to improve environmental health and quality.

Signup for the continuous Conservation Reserve Program began on December 9, 2019 and is ongoing.

Acreage Reporting

Acreage reporting is an important part of determining your eligibility for many USDA assistance programs. A crop acreage report documents all crops and the intended uses.

Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Contact your local USDA Service Center for details. 

Past Deadlines

Enrollment for the following federal USDA programs has ended. Check with your local USDA Service Center to learn about programs that are currently open or that have local or state level deadlines.

Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs
June 30, 2020

The Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Control (PLC) programs provide income support to farmers and ranchers when there are substantial drops in crop prices or revenues. 

Signup started on October 7, 2019, and will end on June 30, 2020.

Marketing Assistance Loans
May 31, 2020

Marketing assistance loans provide producers interim financing at harvest time to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows.

This deadline is only for prior year harvested corn, cotton, soybeans and other oilseeds, rice, grain, sorghum, and pulse crops.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands
May 15, 2020

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands contracts with producers to limit the use of their grasslands to protect environmentally sensitive agricultural land. The program emphasizes support for grazing operations, plant and animal biodiversity, and land with shrubs and forbs under the greatest threat of conversion.

Signup started on March 16, 2020, and will end on May 15, 2020.