News Release

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears

Livestock Gross Margin Insurance for Cattle, Dairy Cattle, and Swine

RALEIGH, N.C., May 29, 2020 — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia livestock producers of the availability of the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance for Dairy Cattle and Swine. LGM insurance for Cattle is available in West Virginia.

LGM insurance provides coverage against the insured loss of gross margin as shown on your summary of insurance. Additional information can be found on the Actuarial Information Browser page on the RMA website.

RMA is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements. RMA staff are working with AIPs and other customers by phone, mail and electronically to continue supporting crop insurance coverage for producers. Farmers with crop insurance questions or needs should continue to contact their insurance agents about conducting business remotely (by telephone or email). More information can be found at

Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available online using the RMA Agent Locator. Producers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at


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