Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in North Carolina
Triticale Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 30, 2021 — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has expanded crop insurance coverage to North Carolina triticale producers for the 2022 crop year. Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and can be covered through this insurance plan. The final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year is September 30, 2021.
The triticale plan derived from the Federal Crop Insurance Act’s 508(h) process, which allows private parties to develop insurance products that are: (1) in the best interests of producers, (2) follow sound insurance principles and (3) are actuarially appropriate.
Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net. It helps producers and owners manage revenue risks and strengthens the rural economy. Coverage for triticale is now available in Anson, Cumberland, Halifax, Hyde, Northampton, Perquimans, Robeson, and Stanly counties. Additional information can be found on the Actuarial Information Browser page on the RMA website.
Growers are encouraged to contact their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2022 crop year.
Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. A list of insurance agents is available online using the RMA Agent Locator. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at rma.usda.gov.
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 farmers.gov/coronavirus.
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