August 25, 1999


TO:          All Reinsured Companies
             All Risk Management Agency Field Offices

FROM:        Tim B. Witt	/s/ Tim B. Witt
             Deputy Administrator

SUBJECT:    Crop Provisions, Disclaimer, and Procedure for the Cabbage Pilot Program for the 2000 Crop Year

The Cabbage Pilot Program was expanded effective beginning the 2000 crop year to include the following:

Areas Available Sales Closing Dates

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska; March 15

Gallatin, Kankakee, and White Counties, Illinois;

Bay and Macomb Counties, Michigan;

Lucas and Sandusky Counties, Ohio;

Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah Counties, Oregon; February 1

King and Pierce Counties, Washington.

The crop provisions, disclaimer, and procedure, effective for these counties and the existing pilot program counties with a November 30 contract change date, are available electronically as documents 00072, cabdsclm, and cabgud2 at: and

If you have any questions, please contact the Research and Evaluation Division at

(816) 926-6343.


This Informational Memorandum is for the purpose of transmitting information and the expiration date is December 31, 2000.