Crop Insurance Deadlines

Crop Insurance Deadlines

Maura Bennett
Maura Bennett

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency is reminding producers about the deadline to get crop insurance for certain crops.

In Alabama, pecan growers must apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year by January 31st. Current policyholders can make changes to their existing coverage until the January 31 sales closing date as well.

Florida’s fresh market tomato and pecan growers should mark January 31st as the deadline to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year. And the same date applies to Georgia’s fresh market tomato and pecan growers for crop insurance coverage for 2022.

Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents.

Center For Rural Affairs Policy Associate Kate Hansen says she has worked with many producers on crop insurance and during a seminar by the Center said the right crop insurance agent can make all the difference in making the process go well.

Hansen: Those with a good agent and a good relationship with their agent frankly it just works a lot better for them and it’s really valuable to have that person there. My best advice is to ask around to fellow farmers, producers who they use if they like who they’re buying crop insurance from.

A good agent will assist producers in getting the right amount of coverage and supplemental coverage where necessary.

A list of crop insurance agents is available online using the RMA Agent Locator on the USDA’s website.

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