Georgia Crop Insurance Applications and Farmer Sentiment Higher
**Georgia fresh market tomato and pecan producers have until January 31st to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to existing coverage for the 2021 crop year.
Coverage for fresh market tomatoes is available for growers in Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Mitchell, Seminole and Tift counties.
For pecans, you’re asked to contact your insurance agent to see if your county is covered.
Growers are encouraged to make those calls soon for specific details.
**Farmer sentiment improved modestly in December as the Ag Economy Barometer rose 7 points from November to 174, but, according to agrimarketing.com, that’s still 9 points below October.
Both of the barometer's sub-indices, the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations, were higher in December although the current conditions improvement was three-times the size of the future expectations increase.
**Given the time necessary to convert legislation into action, the Biden administration will oversee the payment of most or all of the $13 billion in agricultural aid included in the latest coronavirus package
Ag Undersecretary Bill Northey tells agriculture.com, there’s still a chance some funds could flow before the end of January, or before the administration change January 20th.
Farmers would receive payments of $20 an acre, roughly $5 billion in all, on crops that suffered at least a 5% price decline during a specified period.