Crop Insurance Deadlines Near in Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Farmers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon
SPOKANE, Wash., January 17, 2017 – USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds farmers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington that the final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on most 2017 spring-planted crops is approaching. Farmers can also purchase the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection policy for 2017 crops.
For 2017 spring-planted onions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and cabbage in Oregon and Washington, the final date to purchase or modify crop insurance is February 1. The date for all other spring-seeded crops (excluding wheat in counties with fall and spring planted types) is March 15.
Farmers interested in purchasing the Whole Farm Revenue Protection for 2017 also need to do so by March 15. More information about the product can be found on the RMA Whole-Farm web page.
Farmers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2017 crop year. Crop insurance coverage decisions must be decided on or before the sales closing date.
Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Producers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at www.rma.usda.gov.