CED Robert Maurer, Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in California, Butte announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end February 27, 2009.

CED Robert Maurer, Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in California, Butte announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end February 27, 2009.

“Congress authorized CDP as a special disaster recovery program for agriculture in 2007 and it is now coming to a close,” said CED Robert Maurer “The new Farm bill provides an array of new and continued disaster assistance programs for crop and livestock producers for 2008 through 2011.”

The ending date of February 27, applies to the receipt of a signed and completed FSA-840 application, along with all supporting documentation and required forms at the applicable county FSA office.  CDP quality claims, as well as quantity claims, are still being accepted for review until this deadline.  Sign-up information and required forms are available at each county FSA office.  Late filed applications will not be approved after February 27 deadline.

All application determinations will be made by March 27, 2009.  For further questions about CDP and the sign-up deadline, producers may contact their county FSA office or visit FSA’s website at www.fsa.usda.gov www.fsa.usda.gov.