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November 30, 2018


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All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
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Martin R. Barbre, Administrator /s/ Martin R. Barbre    11/30/2018


Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) Policy Changes – 2019 and Succeeding Crop Years
The STAX policy was developed at a time when producers could not enroll seed cotton in the Agriculture Risk Protection (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In February of 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was signed into law, which included provisions to allow producers of seed cotton to participate in ARC and PLC. In addition, the provisions included modifications to the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act) stating that acreage enrolled in these programs would be ineligible for coverage under STAX. To comply with the modification to the Act, RMA is updating the STAX policy.
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