News Release

Important Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Alabama

Canola, Oats and Wheat Growers Need to Make Decisions Soon

VALDOSTA, Ga., Sept. 16, 2015 ― The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds growers of the September 30 deadline to purchase crop insurance in Alabama. This deadline applies to crop insurance policies for canola in Limestone County; and oats and wheat in select counties. Growers need to buy, review, or modify their crop insurance policies before the sales closing date has passed. Crop insurance provides protection against crop production losses due to natural perils such as drought, hail, and excessive moisture.

A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Growers 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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