News Release

USDA Expands ARH Citrus Pilot Crop Insurance Program to Include Cara Cara

Davis, Calif., Sept. 6, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating its Actual Revenue History (ARH) Citrus Pilot crop insurance program for the 2025 and succeeding crop years. These changes, implemented by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), will add the Cara Cara type to the ARH program.

“Adding the Cara Cara type will benefit citrus producers who will have better options for tailoring their insurance to the unique risk management needs of the different types of citrus they grow,” said Jeffrey Yasui, RMA Davis Regional Office Director. “For example, the Cara Cara type has higher prices and lower yields than other Navel oranges; separating out the Cara Cara type will mean producers’ insurance will more accurately reflect their operation’s risk.”

The addition of the Cara Cara type provides consistency across other California citrus insurance programs. The Cara Cara type was added as a separate type for the California actual production history (APH) coverage program starting with the 2024 crop year.

The sales closing date for the 2025 crop year is November 20, 2023.

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