News Release

Crop Insurance Deadlines Near in Arizona

Farmers with Spring-Seeded Crops Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015 – The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers that the final dates to apply for crop insurance on most insurable spring-planted crops are fast approaching. Producers need to purchase, review, or modify their crop insurance policies before these sales closing dates have passed. Crop insurance provides protection against crop production losses due to natural perils such as drought, hail, and excessive moisture.
The last day to buy or change a policy for chile peppers in Cochise County is January 31, 2015.  This is also the last date to purchase or modify coverage for pecans in all eligible California counties.  
The last day to buy or change a policy for corn, cotton, cotton extra long staple, and dry beans in Cochise, and Graham counties, and grain sorghum in all eligible California counties is February 28, 2015.  
Producers who purchase crop insurance are covered for the natural causes of loss listed in their policies. Insurable causes of loss must occur within the insurance period. Producers are encouraged to discuss which causes of loss will and will not be insurable under their 2015 policies with their crop insurance agents.
Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Producers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online.

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