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SEPTEMBER 30 SALES CLOSING DATE NEARS

WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 2007 - The Risk Management Agency reminds producers that September 30, 2007, is the sales closing date for many fall-planted crops. Since September 30 falls on a weekend, applications and changes to existing crop insurance coverage must be submitted no later than October 1, 2007. Crops that may need to be insured by this date include:

  • Alfalfa Seed
  • Barley
  • Canola
  • Cultivated Wild Rice
  • Forage Production
  • Mint (acreage insured under the winter coverage option)
  • Oats
  • Potatoes
  • Rye
  • Sugarcane
  • Wheat

Sales closing dates vary by crop, state, and county; for more specifics, please consult RMA's Actuarial Documents browser. Producers should consult a crop insurance agent to discuss their insurance options.


States and Crops with a September 30, 2007,
Sales Closing Date

 Crop States
 Alfalfa Seed

Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

 Barley

Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

 Canola

Georgia

 Cultivated Wild Rice

California, Minnesota

 Forage Production

Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 Mint

Idaho, Indiana, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin

 Oats

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

 Potatoes

Florida

 Rangeland (GRP)

Montana, Wyoming

 Rye

Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas

 Sugarcane

Florida, Louisiana, Texas

 Wheat

Alabama, Arkansas, California (4 counties), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming