MANAGERS BULLETIN: MGR–17-018
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
Risk Management Agency
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0801
All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
All Other Interested Parties
On October 4, 2012, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) issued MGR-12-003.1 regarding the Arbitration Filing Process for Section 20(a) of the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions.
Since issuance of MGR-12-003.1, various new crop insurance programs have been implemented such as Whole Farm Revenue Protection, and Pasture, Rangeland, Forage. Questions have been raised regarding whether MGR-12-003.1 applies to these new insurance programs.
Accordingly, henceforward MGR-12-003.1 now applies to any new or existing policies that contain a Mediation, Arbitration, Appeal, Reconsideration, and Administrative and Judicial Review section that is substantially similar to the Section 20(a) of the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions.