and Ranchers are Reminded of Whole-Farm Insurance Program and Multi-Peril
Crop Insurance Program Dates
The Risk Management Agency reminds producers of winter and spring sales closing dates for the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) programs and the Adjusted Gross Revenue Pilot (AGR) available in select Northwest counties, and the Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) programs available throughout the Pacific Northwest which cover most farm-raised crops, animals, and animal products.
Dave Paul, Director of U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency (RMA) Spokane Regional Office, recently stated, ďAGR and AGR-Lite insures a producerís whole-farm revenue against low returns due to unavoidable natural disasters and market fluctuations that affect income during the insurance year.Ē
AGR and AGR-Lite are based on a producerís five-year historical tax form information and an annual farm report to provide a level of guaranteed revenue for the insurance period. USDA will pay a portion of the premium.
Upcoming regional sales closing dates:
January 31, 2008-Final date to obtain or change Adjusted Gross Revenue Pilot (AGR) insurance in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Final date to submit required documents to continue or change 2008 Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) insurance for EXISTING POLICY HOLDERS in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
February 1, 2008-Final date to obtain or change crop insurance coverage for Spring Planted Onions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington and Cabbage Pilot crops in Oregon and Washington.
March 17, 2008-Final date to obtain 2008 Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) insurance for NEW APPLICATION/ENROLLMENT POLICIES in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Final date to obtain or change ALL OTHER Spring Seeded Crop insurance coverage (excluding wheat in counties with Fall and Spring planted types).
Producers should contact a local crop insurance agent to learn additional program details. If there is no coverage in your county for a specific crop under the traditional MPCI program, please ask your agent whether you would be eligible for coverage under a written agreement. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers throughout the U.S. or at the website address: http://www3.rma.usda.gov/tools/agents/
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