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October 26, 2022


All Approved Insurance Providers
All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
All Other Interested Parties


Richard H. Flournoy, Deputy Administrator /s/ Richard H. Flournoy    10/26/2022


Walnut Crop Insurance Changes Effective for the 2023 and Succeeding Crop Years

The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amended the Walnut Crop Provisions for the 2023 and succeeding crop years with the following changes:

  • Removed the minimum acreage requirement;
  • Clarified the specific method and timing of actions that will be taken if any circumstances occur that may reduce yields from previous levels; and
  • Added clarifying changes to match those from the Crop Insurance Reporting and Other Changes (CIROC) Final Rule, published in the Code of Federal Regulations on June 30, 2022.

A Final Rule with these changes published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2022. FCIC invites you to submit comments on this rule through the close of business on December 27, 2022, at


The following documents will be available by close of business today on the RMA website at

  • Walnut Crop Provisions (23-029)

Approved insurance providers must notify policyholders of these changes at least 30 days prior to the cancellation date, as required by the policy.

Interested producers should contact a crop insurance agent for further information. A list of agents can be found on the RMA website at

December 31, 2023

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