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


August 29, 2023


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


John W. Underwood for Deputy Administrator /s/ John W. Underwood    8/29/2023


Grapevine Crop Insurance Program Effective for the 2024 and Succeeding Crop Years

On August 18, 2022, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors approved the Grapevine crop insurance program under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. Features of the program effective for the 2024 and succeeding crop years include:

  • Vine-based dollar amount of insurance that provides coverage for specific types of grafted grapevines in select counties in the states of: California, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington;
  • Mortality coverage for vine losses in the event of freeze, hail, flood, fire, failure of irrigation water supply, insects, and plant diseases. No partial damage will be covered;
  • Coverage levels between 50 and 75 percent, with optional catastrophic (CAT) coverage or the Occurrence Loss Option (OLO); and
  • The sales closing date for the 2024 crop year is November 1, 2023.

The following documents will be available by close of business today on the Risk Management Agency (RMA) website at

  • Grapevine Crop Provisions (24-0270)
  • Grapevine Insurance Standards Handbook (20680U)
  • Grapevine Loss Adjustment Standards Handbook (20680L)

Interested producers should contact a crop insurance agent for further information. A list of agents can be found on the RMA website at

December 31, 2023

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