1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Stop 0801
Washington, DC  20250-0801


June 25, 2018


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


Richard H. Flournoy, Deputy Administrator /s/ Richard H. Flournoy    6/25/2018


Margin Protection Plan of Insurance - Modifications Effective for 2019 and Succeeding Crop Years

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has revised the Margin Protection Plan of Insurance for the 2019 crop year, as follows:

  • Clarified that the base policy must be at an additional level of coverage;
  • Clarified that the High-Risk Coverage Endorsement and Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement are allowed on the base policy, but those acres cannot be covered under MP;
  • Modified the termination date for Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat;
  • Clarified production reporting requirements when Margin Protection is purchased as a standalone policy versus with an underlying base policy; and
  • Included minor corrections and clarifications.

The following materials will be available by close of business today on the Risk Management Agency Web site at

Margin Protection Plan Provisions (19-MP)

Margin Price Provisions Section I: General Information (19-MPP)

Margin Price Provisions Section II Commodity Price Definitions and Section III Commodity Input Definitions: Crop-Specific

  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat

 Margin Protection Plan Insurance Standards Handbook

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ciliege or Cody Lovercamp, Product Administration and Standards Division at (816) 926-7730.

DISPOSAL DATE: December 31, 2018
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