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June 25, 2020


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


Richard H. Flournoy, Deputy Administrator /s/ Richard H. Flournoy    6/25/2020


Malting Barley Endorsement Changes Effective for the 2021 and Succeeding Crop Years

The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors approved changes to the Malting Barley Endorsement (MBE) , under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, on March 5, 2020.

The following changes are applicable for the 2021 and succeeding crop years:

  • Expansion to 35 Ohio counties (listed in attachment);
  • Quality adjustment will now be determined using Local Market Price; and
  • Quality adjustment will now impact barley actual production history.

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

  • Malting Barley Endorsement (21-0091b)
  • Malting Barley Endorsement Insurance Standards Handbook (20240)

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


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