(Huntsville, Alabama) Oct. 19, 2012 —Farm Service Agency Madison County Executive Director, Thomas Atkinson said the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will open Oct. 22, 2012, and end June 7, 2013. The SURE program authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through Sept. 30, 2011.
“Any eligible producer who suffered losses during the 2011 crop year is encouraged to visit the FSA office to learn more about the SURE program and how to apply,” said Atkinson.
Production losses due to disasters occurring after Sept. 30, 2011, are not eligible for disaster program coverage.
To be eligible for SURE, a farm or ranch must have: