New Insurance Options for Florida Citrus Growers

Ernie NeffInsurance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced a new crop insurance hurricane endorsement and an improved citrus crop insurance plan. The hurricane endorsement, Hurricane Insurance Protection – Wind Index (HIP-WI), covers a portion of growers’ underlying crop insurance policy deductible when their county is within or adjacent to the area of sustained hurricane-force winds. HIP-WI is … Read More

April 15: Crop Insurance Deadline

Tacy CalliesInsurance


Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association, has an important reminder: “Tomorrow, April 15, is the closing date to have your Multiple Peril Crop Insurance policy for citrus in place for the upcoming year.” Royce reminds growers, “If you received, or are expecting to receive in the future, any hurricane relief funds, one of the primary … Read More