John Shea, 202-690-0437
SOYBEAN COVERAGE EXPANDS IN NEW YORK AND VERMONT
WASHINGTON, Nov 5, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency has announced the expansion of
soybean coverage to 14 counties in New York and 3 counties
in Vermont, in addition to those counties where soybean coverage is already available.
Effective the 2011 crop year, soybean crop insurance coverage will be available for the additional New York
counties of Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Ostego, St. Lawrence,
Tioga and Washington. In Vermont, the counties of Addison, Chittenden, and Franklin will have soybean crop insurance coverage
available for the 2011 crop year.
“I am pleased that we are able to make soybean coverage available to more counties in New York and Vermont,” said RMA Administrator William J. Murphy.
“This is another great example of how the Obama Administration has expanded critical Federal crop insurance
protection to additional farmers and ranchers.”
Soybean growers should contact their local crop insurance agent for more information and to apply for soybean coverage in the
newly expanded New York and Vermont counties. Additional
information will be available on the RMA Web site in mid-November.
Soybean coverage availability in New York and Vermont: