News Release

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in South Carolina

Cultivated Clam Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon

VALDOSTA, Ga., Nov. 16, 2016 - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds South Carolina cultivated clam producers the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is November 30. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the November 30 sales closing date to do so.

Crop insurance provides protection against a loss in production due to natural perils, such as drought or excessive moisture. Coverage is available for cultivated clams in Beaufort and Charleston counties.

Producers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2016 crop year. 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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