Sales closing dates for USDA crop insurance programs are approaching

Sales closing dates for USDA crop insurance programs are approaching

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:01 pm

USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds Tennessee producers who wish to purchase Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) for the 2011 crop year of the following final sales closing dates:
• Rice — Monday (Dyer County only)
• Adjusted Gross Revenue — Lite (AGR-L) – March 15
• Corn — March 15
• Cotton — March 15
• Fresh Market Tomatoes — March 15
• Grain Sorghum — March 15
• Processing Beans — March 15
• Soybeans — March 15
• Tobacco — March 15 (Burley, Dark Air and Fire Cured)
Insured growers may also use this opportunity to make important changes to their coverage. Current policyholders and uninsured growers who wish to purchase a policy must make all decisions on crop insurance coverage by the sales closing date for that crop. Decisions include which crops to insure and the level of coverage to obtain.
Contact a local crop insurance agent to learn additional program details. If the traditional MPCI program for a crop is not available in the producer’s county, the producer should ask the agent whether he would be eligible for coverage under a written agreement. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers throughout the country or on the RMA website http://www3.rma.usda.gov/tools/agents

Published in The Messenger 2.22.11

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