Crop Insurance Deadline Nears

Josh McGillInsurance

The final date to apply for Florida citrus tree and fruit crop insurance coverage for the 2023 crop year is April 15. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the April 15 to do so. Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk …

Tropical Storm Option Added to Hurricane Insurance

Josh McGillhurricane, Insurance

After hearing directly from agricultural producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding its Hurricane Insurance Protection-Wind Index (HIP-WI) Endorsement with a Tropical Storm Option. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) will offer this option for the 2023 crop year. “During the past few years, many farmers have felt the impacts of tropical activity, and it’s important that we offer …

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Crop Insurance Listening Sessions for Citrus Growers

Daniel Coopercrop insurance

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 …

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Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers

Daniel CooperFarm Bill, Industry News Release

Register by February 22! The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting a listening session in Washington, D.C., for initial input on the 2018 farm bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when …