Sep. 10th, 1999


TO:          All Reinsured Companies
             All Risk Management Agency Field Offices

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

SUBJECT:    Onion Crop Insurance Pilot Stage Removal Option for the 2000 Crop Year

The Onion Crop Insurance Pilot Stage Removal Option will be effective beginning with the 2000 crop year for all counties in Michigan and New York where onion insurance is currently offered. It must be purchased on or before the sales closing date.

The material may be accessed on the RMA Website as a Wordperfect or an Adobe Acrobat document at:, and

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Clauser, Product Development Division, at (816) 926-7730.


This Informational Memorandum is for the purpose of transmitting information and the expiration date is February 1, 2000.