Crop Insurance for Cherry Growers Facing Limited Market Options
Jun 21, 2018
Is lack of a market for my brining cherries an insured cause for loss?No. Crop insurance covers physical damage from an insurable cause of loss, such as adverse weather, but does not cover the inability to market cherries for any reason other than actual physical damage.
I do not have a buyer for my cherries, so I am not going to harvest. Should I let my Agent know?Yes. If production will not be harvested, whether there is a loss of production or not, growers should timely contact their crop insurance company to have their production appraised.
Why is it important to get my unharvested production appraised?
Appraisals can be used in conjunction with the annual price to maintain the approved revenue history for your crop insurance policy in succeeding crop years.
For more information, contact RMA Public Affairs.