News Release

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Georgia

Cabbage Growers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon

VALDOSTA, Ga., June 14, 2017 - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Georgia cabbage growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is July 1. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the July 1 sales closing date to do so. Coverage for cabbage is available in Brooks, Colquitt, Tift, and Toombs counties.

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. The RMA provides policies for more than 100 crops as well as organic price elections for 78 crops.

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent 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.

For more information about the Risk Management Agency and crop insurance, visit the RMA website.


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