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SALES CLOSING DATES NEAR

WASHINGTON, Feb 3, 2010 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today reminded producers of the February 28 and March 15, 2010, sales closing dates for crop insurance.

Since February 28 falls on a weekend, applications and changes to existing crop insurance coverage must be submitted no later than March 1, 2010. These sales closing dates apply to most of the spring-planted crops in the following States:

February 28 Sales Closing Date

CropStates
Cabbage GA, NC
Corn AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC
Cotton AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX
Cotton Ex Long Staple AZ, CA, TX
Cultivated Wild Rice CA (Sutter and Yolo counties only)
Dry Beans AZ, CA
Figs CA
Flue Cured Tobacco AL, FL, GA, NC, SC
Grain Sorghum AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC
Peanuts AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX
Potatoes OK, TX
Rice AR, CA, LA, MO, MS, OK, TN, TX
Soybeans AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX

March 15 Sales Closing Date

CropStates
Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (new insureds only as cancellation date is January 31) AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, MA. MD, ME, MN, MT, NH, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Barley AK, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NV, NY, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
Buckwheat MN, ND, WA
Burley Tobacco IN, KY, MO, NC, OH, TN, VA, WV
Cabbage AK, IL, MI, NY, OH, PA, VA, WI
Canola ID, MN, MT, ND, OR, WA
Cigar Binder Tobacco CT, MA, WI
Cigar Filler Tobacco PA
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco CT, MA
Corn CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Cotton KS, MO, NM, OK, TN, TX, VA
Cotton Ex Long Staple NM
Dark Air Tobacco KY, TN, VA
Dry Beans CO, IA, ID, KS, MI, MN, MT, ND,NE, NM, NY, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Dry Peas ID, MN, MT, ND, OR, SD, WA
Fire Cured Tobacco KY, TN, VA
Flax ID, MN, MT, ND, SD
Flue Cured Tobacco VA
Forage Seeding IA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SD, VT, WI, WY
Fresh Market Sweet Corn CO, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT
Fresh Market Tomatoes AL, AR, MD, PA, TN, VA
Grain Sorghum CO, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI
Green Peas IA, ID, IL, ME, MI, MN, NY, OR, PA, WA, WI
Hybrid Corn Seed IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TX, WI
Hybrid Sorghum Seed KS, NM, TX
Maryland Tobacco MD, PA
Millet CO, KS, ND, NE, SD, WY
Mint CA, ID, IN, OR, WA, WI
Mustard ID, MT, ND, OR, WA
Oats AK, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
Peanuts NM, OK, TX, VA
Popcorn AL, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD
Potatoes AK, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, WA, WI, WY
Processing Beans DE, ID, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI
Pumpkins (processing) IL
Safflower ID, MT, ND, SD, UT
Silage Sorghum CO, KS
Soybeans CO, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
Sugar Beets CO, ID, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, OH, OR, WA, WY
Sunflowers CO, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WY
Sweet Corn DE, IA, ID, IL, MD, MN, NY, OR, PA, WA, WI
Tomatoes DE, IN, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA
Wheat AK, CA, CO, IA, ME, MN, MT, ND, NE, SD, VT, WI, WY

Sales closing dates can vary by crop, state, and county, so producers should consult a crop insurance agent to discuss their options.