Agralytica of Alexandria, Virginia, is gathering feedback on federal crop insurance revenue coverage options for citrus growers on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA). As part of the review, Agralytica staff will hold listening sessions with growers, insurance staff and other interested parties to obtain comments on crop insurance policy options. In Florida, sessions will be held in Sebring and Fort Pierce.
The aim is to get feedback on how the policy options offered by RMA are working for citrus growers and potentially improving/expanding them. This is an opportunity for producers, insurance staff and agents alike to communicate concerns and possible improvements for consideration.
The dates, venues and times of the listening sessions are as follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2:00–4:00 pm — Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center Conference Room #2, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33876
Thursday, Sept. 26, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Indian River Research and Education Center, 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945
For those unable to attend, who would like to set up a separate opportunity to talk, or who simply want more information, contact Andre Williamson by cell at 240-432-0308 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, anyone who cannot attend can submit emailed comments. Please use “Citrus insurance” as your subject line.