News Release

Sales Closing Date Nears for Louisiana

Crop Insurance Programs Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 14, 2020 — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Louisiana producers that the final date to apply for Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and insurance coverage on corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts, rice, soybeans, and sweet potatoes is February 28. Current policyholders and uninsured growers who wish to buy a policy for the 2020 crop year must make all decisions on crop insurance coverage by the sales closing date for that crop. Decisions include what crops to insure and what coverage level to choose.

Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net. It helps producers and owners manage revenue risks and strengthens the rural economy. Information on available coverage in select counties can be found on the RMA Information Browser.

Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Producers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online.

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