June 24th, 1999


TO:          All Reinsured Companies
             All Risk Management Field Offices

FROM:        Tim B. Witt	/s/ Roberta E. Waggoner (for)
             Deputy Administrator

SUBJECT:     Group Risk Plan (GRP) of Insurance Basic and Crop Provisions for the 2000 Crop
	     Year Are Now Available on the Reporting Organization Server

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has placed the Group Risk Plan (GRP) of Insurance Basic and Crop Provisions including a Summary of Changes for the 2000 crop year on the Reporting Organization (RO) Server. The policies include: Group Risk Plan of Insurance Basic Provisions (00-102) both reinsured and Federal versions, Barley Crop Provisions (00-191), Corn Crop Provisions (00-141), Cotton Crop Provisions (00-121), Forage Crop Provisions (00-133), Peanuts Crop Provisions (00-151), Sorghum Crop Provisions (00-175), Soybean Crop Provisions (00-181), and Wheat Crop Provisions (00-111). The Wheat and Forage GRP programs will remain in pilot status for the 2000 crop year. Both will be a permanent program for the 2001 crop year with no anticipated change in policy language.

The files listed above are available in both Acrobat PDF, and WordPerfect WPD formats. They are available on the RMA Website at http://www.rma.usda.gov/policies/index.html, or through the Reporting Organization (RO) Server under the /Policies/2000/crops directory.

If you have any questions, please contact David Clauser, Product Development Division at

(816) 926-7730.


This informational memorandum is for the purpose of transmitting/updating information and the

expiration date is December 31, 1999.