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Background and Purpose

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is inviting interested parties to participate in a listening session to discuss the proposed changes to the apple crop insurance program. These proposed changes were published in a Proposed Rule with request for comments on December 16, 2021.

RMA invited public comments on this rule through April 15, 2022. RMA received comments to the Proposed Rule from approximately 200 interested parties. RMA is taking this opportunity to engage with interested parties to clarify the intent of the Proposed Rule before finalizing changes.

How to Participate

Attend an in-person listening session at the locations listed in the table below; no RSVP required. For those unable to attend an in-person listening session, a virtual session is also available. The virtual session may be attended online or by telephone. Access information is provided below.

Date and Time*  Site Information 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center (Large Conference Room)
1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Irondequoit Public Library (Room #115)
1290 Titus Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (Conference Room)
3357 US Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528
Thursday, March 16, 2023 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Hillsborough County Extension Office (Large Conference Room)
329 Mast Rd.
Goffstown, NH 03045
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Michigan State University Clarksville Research Center
9302 Portland Rd.
Clarksville, MI 48815
Thursday, March 30, 2023 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

NC Cooperative Extension | Henderson County Center
100 Jackson Park Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Central Time)

Virtual Session
Meeting URL: Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 265 720 911 373  Passcode: HBLTR2
For audio only (call in): 1-314-530-5560
Passcode: 707132719#