FCIC BOARD APPROVES TWO ADDITIONAL STATES FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY PILOT
John Shea, 202-690-0437
WASHINGTON, Nov 24, 2008 - USDA's Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors,
at its Nov 20, 2008 meeting, approved Kansas and Nebraska for a premium rate reduction for producers who
plant Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences Herculex' Xtra and Herculex' Xtra RR2' hybrids for irrigated and
non-irrigated corn for grain. The request to add these two States was submitted by Stonington
Insurance Company and Agro National, LLC, in conjunction with Dow AgroSciences, LLC, and
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
The Board's approval of these two States is in addition to
those previously approved
Aug 14, 2008.
Consistent with the earlier Board approval, these premium discount programs are conditioned
upon the submitters' cooperation with RMA to develop a single unified biotechnology endorsement.
RMA and the applicable submitters are working on the development of a single unified
endorsement and associated procedures that will be used for 2009.