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Crop insurance deadline nears for Georgia sweet corn growers

Georgia sweet corn producers have until July 31 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to their existing coverage under the 2014 farm bill.

Crop insurance provides protection against a loss in production due to natural perils, such as drought or excessive moisture. Coverage is available for corn grown in Decatur, Grady and Mitchell counties.

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2019 crop year. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers by visiting the RMA agent locator at Growers can use the RMA cost estimator at to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at