News Release

Sales Closing Date Nears for Arkansas Crop Insurance Programs

Oats and Wheat Growers Need to Make Decisions Soon

JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 10, 2015The USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Arkansas producers that the final day to purchase federal crop insurance for oats and wheat is September 30, 2015. The sales closing date is the last day for producers to purchase or make important changes to their coverage.

Current policyholders and uninsured growers who wish to buy a policy for the 2016 crop year must make all decisions on crop insurance coverage by the sales closing date for that crop. Decisions include what crops to insure and what coverage level to choose. Information on coverage available in select counties can found on the RMA Information Browser.

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. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at




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