News Release

Important Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in South Carolina

Apple, Blueberry and Peach Growers Need to Make Decisions Soon

VALDOSTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2015 - The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds growers of the November 20 deadline to purchase crop insurance in South Carolina.

Crop insurance coverage is available for apples in Greenville, Oconee, and Spartanburg counties. Crop insurance coverage is available for blueberries in Horry County. Crop insurance coverage is available for peaches in Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Greenville, Lexington, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Saluda, Spartanburg, and York 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.

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. 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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