Department of Agriculture
Risk Management Agency Fact Sheet
2017 Crop Year
Davis Regional Office — Davis,CA
Revised January 2017
Fresh Market Tomatoes
- Crop Insured
Tomatoes are insurable if:
- Transplanted and grown for harvest as fresh market tomatoes; and
- Transplanted cherry, grape, roma, and plum tomatoes are insurable if listed in the special provisions of insurance for the county and planted for harvest as fresh market tomatoes.
- Counties Available
Fresh tomatoes are insurable in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced, Monterey, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. Fresh tomatoes in other counties may be insurable by written agreement if specific criteria are met. Contact a crop insurance agent for more details.
- Causes of Loss
You are protected against the following:
- Adverse weather;
- Failure of irrigation water supply;
- Insect damage and/or plant disease, unless you have insufficiently or improperly applied pest or disease control measures;
- Volcanic eruption; or
- Insurance Period
Insurance (per acre) begins when tomatoes are planted and ends with the earliest occurrence of one of the following:
- Total destruction of tomatoes;
- Discontinuance of harvest;
- The date harvest should have started on any acreage, which was not harvested;
- 120 days after the date of transplanting or replanting;
- Final adjustment of a loss;
- Completion of harvest; or
- October 31.
- Important Dates
Sales Closing/Cancellation……...January 31, 2017
Acreage Reporting……………........…July 15, 2017
Premium Billing……….....…....September 15, 2017
Termination… ……….….…....…January 31, 2018
- Coverage Levels and Premium Subsidies
Coverage levels range from 50 to 75 percent of your approved yield. Crop insurance premiums are subsidized as shown in the following table. For example, if you choose the 65 percent coverage level, your premium share would be 41 percent of the base premium.
Item Percent Coverage Level
50 55 60 65 70 75 Premium Subsidy
67 64 64 59 59 55 Your Premium Share
33 36 36 41 41 45
Catastrophic Risk Protection (CAT) coverage is fixed at 50 percent of your approved yield and 55 percent of the price election. CAT is 100 percent subsidized with no premium cost to you. There is, however, an administrative fee of $300 per crop per county, regardless of the acreage.
- Price Election
The price at which you are compensated per bushel in the event of a loss, based on the percentage of the established price you have chosen.
- Loss Example
Assume 75 percent coverage, 100 percent price election of $5.20 per carton, an average yield of 800 cartons per acre, and 100 percent share (based on San Joaquin County rates).
800 Cartons per acre average yield (APH)
0.75 Coverage level percentage
600 Cartons per acre guarantee
453 Cartons per acre actually produced
147 Cartons per acre loss
$5.30 Price election
$764 Gross indemnity per acre
Price used above is for example only. Contact a crop insurance agent for current information.
- Where to Buy Crop Insurance
All multi-peril crop insurance, including CAT policies, are available from private insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA service centers and on the RMA website at Agent Locator.
This fact sheet gives only a general overview of the crop insurance program and is not a complete policy. For further information and an evaluation of your risk management needs, contact a crop insurance agent
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