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USDA Responds to Producer Needs by Updating Crop Insurance

Dan Crop Insurance, Economy, USDA-RMA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they are making updates to crop insurance in order to respond to the needs of agricultural producers, and this includes organic producers. Specifically, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is making permanent a new provision that allows producers to hay, graze or chop cover crops and still receive a full prevented planting payment. …

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Revised Closing Dates for Pilot Crop Insurance Programs

Dan Crop Insurance, Economy, USDA-RMA

Agricultural producers will now have until December 1 to make coverage decisions and complete reporting activities for the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Pilot Insurance Program (PRF) and Apiculture Pilot Insurance Program (API). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) is making this change and other updates to these two policies based on feedback from stakeholders. Risk Management Agency Acting …

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USDA-RMA Extends Crop Insurance Deadlines

Dan Crop Insurance, Economy, USDA-RMA

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) announced they were authorizing Approved Insurance Providers (AIP) to extend crop insurance deadlines to help producers due to the widespread drought. RMA Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy says this relief is nationwide. Producers now have additional time to pay premium and administrative fees, and interest will be waived for 60 days or …

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Producers with Crop Insurance to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

Dan Cover Crops, Crop Insurance, Economy, USDA-RMA

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if they planted cover crops during this crop year. The Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), offered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), helps farmers maintain their cover crop systems, despite the financial challenges posed by the pandemic. …