PRODUCT MANAGEMENT BULLETIN: PM–20-034
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
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) uses fertilizer prices posted by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) to establish guarantees and determine indemnities under the Margin Protection (MP) Plan of Insurance. The CME has recently discontinued posting swaps prices for Urea (as of January 2020) and Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) (following the March 2020 contract). As a result of the change in available price data, RMA is updating the MP price provisions to utilize futures prices for Urea and DAP.
The following materials will be available by close of business today on the RMA website at www.rma.usda.gov:
- Margin Price Provisions Section I: General Information
- Margin Price Provisions Section II Commodity Price Definitions and Section III Commodity Input Definitions: Crop-Specific Endorsements:
Approved insurance providers must notify policyholders of these changes at least 30 days prior to the cancellation date, as required by the policy.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ciliege or Cody Lovercamp, Product Administration and Standards Division at (816) 926-7730.
December 31, 2020