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P reporting deadlines Noninsured Crop Disaster Program (NAP) provides protection for all crops cam- produced or food or fiber not covered by Federal crop NAP is administered by the States Department of through the local County Agency (FSA Office). floriculture, ornamental Christmas trees, sod, honey, and industrial crops are eli- program is designed to risks and financial natural disasters occur in geographical area and condition of damaging weath- natural occurrences, or Lconditions that cause the loss. disaster occurrence must of the following minimum uirements: (1) aggregate if at least 320,000 acres; (2) acreage with not less than total average value for all annually; (3) a county, uous counties. the crop to be eligible, the total acreage of a crop within the approved NAP area must have suffered greater than a 35 percent loss of production. Once area loss requirements are satis- fied, to be eligible for NAP payments, the producer must have lost more than 50 percent of the expected production. Value loss crops because of their unique nature do not lend themselves to yields calculations or expected yield loss situations. Eligibility for a value loss crop is based on a loss of value at the time of disaster. Characteristics of the individual crops results in different reporting requirements. The producer must report crops by the following dead- lines: Ornamental Nursery (Value Loss Crops): The crop year for ornamental nursery is from October 1 through Sept. 30. Producer must file an inven- tory before the disaster or by Sept. 30 each year. Aquaculture (Value Loss Crops): The crop year is Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Producer must file an inventory by Sept. 30, 1998 for crop year 1999 har- Why, sleep on the floor at your relatiue.when yap can stay with us in comfort? Our rooms are cozy, our prices are low, and our continental breakfast is free. Now that something to celebrate. Big Stone Lake Area For Regervabons Call 1320) 839-2414 or 1-800-55-ECONO Award Winning Motel Ortonville, MN vest. Christmas trees (Value Loss Crop): Producer must file an inventory before the disaster or by July 15 of each crop year. A pre-disaster value of trees must be established. Producer must report dates of planting of all trees, number of trees by date of plant- ing, and removal or loss of any trees after July 15. A percent of average market price for the years the Christmas tree has been planted is applied. Floriculture: Must be reported by July 15, same as program crops and fruits/vegetables. Maple Sap: Must be reported by Feb. 15, 1999 for the harvest year 1999. DO NOT DESTROY ANY CROP BEFORE AN INSPECTION IS MADE BY THE COUNTY FSA OFFICE. A notice of loss must be pro- vided in writing to the County FSA Office on form FSA-574. Verbal notices of loss provided to any repre- sentative of Commodity Credit Corporation shall not be recognized. It is the producer's responsibility to make reports and notify the FSA office of any change in intended use. Any person with a share in the eligible crop must provide a notice of loss within 15 days after the disaster occurrence or date damage to the crop is apparent. All producers on the farm are bound by the operator's filing or failure to file. NAP payments are limited to $100,000 per person per crop year. Producer responsibility include accu- rately and timely reporting the inven- tory/acreage and shares, timely reporting the loss, completing the per- son determination forms, providing certification for the $2 million gross revenue limitation, certifying conser- vation compliance, providing produc- tion evidence, timely requesting pay- ments, and complying with all other requirements to receive benefits. If you have any questions, contact your local County Farm Service Agency (FSA). 4-H news LAKERS Sabrina Strege, Reporter We met at Northridge at 6:30 and Christmas caroled. Then we went to the Highrise. We sang favorites and requests. We served the people at the Highrise cookies and cider. We had our meeting. Jessica Chase called the meeting to order. We talked about our Community Pride Project and other things on our agenda. After the meeting was adjourned we exchanged gifts. TOQUA TROOPERS Monica Swenson, Reporter A meeting of the Toqua Troopers was held Nov. 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. Six members and two leaders were present. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were not able to be read. Pillows were made Sept. 15 for the headstart and a thank you was sent to Carol Kellen for the donation of material. Christina Kleindl gave a report from the last federation meeting. Three state ambassadors were at that meeting. Club forms are due Nov. 16 and insurance will remain the same as last year. Evaluations of the window display from National 4-H Week and the club banner were read. We received 1st place on the window display. The civil rights act and club constitution reviewed, then election of officers were held. The new president is Christina Kleindl, Vice President/Parliamentarian is Lisa Farwell, Secretary/Reporter/Historian is Monica Swenson, Treasurer is Katie Farwell and Songleaders are Emily Farwell and Danny Kleindl. Drumming up holida00j wiahea for gou and gout familkl Christmas from Federation Representative is Amy Farwell and Adult Federation rep is Deb Farwell. The club booklet was filled out and plans were made to make Thanksgiving tray favors on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. They will be brought to Grace Home, Board & Care and possibly the Senior Center. The Christmas party wasthen planned. Monica Swenson will check with Donelly Pansch about the bowling alley. Each member can bring a friend to bowl with. We will have pizza and then plan a nursing home activity and visit. Emily and Danny then led us in singing a song and playing a game. The Toqua Troopers 4-H Christmas party was held Dec. 6, 1998 at 2 p.m. Seven members, two leaders, five parents, and five visitors were present. The party was started with bowling. After bowling we went to the Community Building where Monica Swenson gave a demonstration on how to make homemade pizza. Then we had a supper and Emily and Danny led us through some Christmas songs. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS " 00ha,,k ajo,, Thank you to all who attended the Christmas Tea at the museum on Dec. 13th, and to the people who had displays or demonstrations Isabel Wolner, Norm Shelsta, Larry Kasten, Clifford and Lucille Thompson, Larry, Sandra and Sally Helgeson, Leah McLaughlin, Nola Lockwood, LaVerne Doering, Evelyn Swanson, Ruth Dittes, Don and deanette Felton, LaValle and Bey Berkner, Judy Drewicke, Helen Holker and Ann Lundberg. Charles and Wendell Hanson allowed visitors a sneak preview of the bird museum and log cabin. Many others helped with the decorations. The valet parkers were Jerome Holker and Roger Lundberg and carriage rides by Dalen Roe. All the Board Members who worked also donated cookies plus Russell Anderson, Quentin Reisdorph, Rhonda Thielke. A very appropriate door prize was given away, a bird clock, in a drawing won by Harold Dimberg of Ortonville. Thanks to ALL who made this a success! Come, visit, bring your friends to the Museum. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. (when volunteers are available). ~ THANKS FOR YOUR PATRONAGE ~ May you share this Holiday Season with those you love! Dakota Country Here LandscaPes & Floral PATTY'S BEAUTY SALON Big Stone City, SD (605) 862-8646 South Hwy. 15 Milbank, SD 605-432-5900 o' 00omes . v 'N____. tO Your Loved Ones Anywhere Christina ! S NAIL DOWN A "OOOOi." GREAT HOLIDAY! 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