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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.

A Final rule will be published no earlier than August 2024 for the 2025 crop year.

How to Participate

Attend an in-person listening session at the locations listed in the table below; no RSVP required.

Date and Time* Site Information
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Hillsborough County Extension Office (Large Conference Room)
329 Mast Rd.
Goffstown, NH 03045
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (Conference Room)
3357 US Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528
Thursday, June 29, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Irondequoit Public Library (Room #115)
1290 Titus Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617
***The listening sessions in Rochester, Highland, and Goffstown were rescheduled from March to June due to inclement weather.