News Release

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Florida

Cabbage Growers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon

VALDOSTA, Ga., July 27, 2017 - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Florida cabbage growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is August 15. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the August 15 sales closing date to do so.

Crop insurance is a key component of the farm safety net, as it provides protection against a loss in production due to natural perils, such as drought or excessive moisture. Coverage is available for cabbage in Alachua, Flagler, Hillsborough, Manatee, Putnam, and St. John counties.

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2018 crop year. 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.

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