Crop insurance deadlines near for PRF, honey and fruit producers
Georgia forage, livestock and honey producers have until Nov. 15 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to existing coverage. Acreage intended for grazing and hay is insurable under the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program. Colonies of bees are insurable under the Apiculture program. The PRF and Apiculture programs fall under the Rainfall Index insurance plan and coverage is available in all Georgia counties for both programs.
Georgia farmers who produce apples, blueberries and peaches have until Nov. 20 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to their existing coverage.
Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net. It helps producers and owners manage revenue risks and strengthens the rural economy. Coverage is available for apples in Fannin, Gilmer and Rabun counties. Coverage is available for blueberries in Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Burke, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Long, Pierce Ware and Wayne counties. Coverage is available for peaches in Bacon, Banks, Bleckley, Brooks, Crawford, Dooly, Hall, Henry, Macon, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Schley and Taylor counties. Please contact your insurance agent to see if your county is covered.
Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2020 crop year. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers by visiting the RMA agent locator at www.rma.usda.gov/tools/agent.html. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at www.rma.usda.gov.