Hello Nursery Growers!

Nursery growers!!!

May 1: is the deadline to purchase nursery insurance for the whole year
*** Enrollment is continuous with a 30-day wait period
May 31: is the deadline to make changes to existing policies

Grain AND Hay Growers!!!!



November 15th is the acreage reporting deadline for **WINTER BARLEY, ** FORGAGE PRODUCTION, and **FALL FORAGE SEEDING. Make sure you have your acreage reports into your crop insurance agent before this deadline!

Have a wonderful week!

Update from the Risk Management Agency

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016 – The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds New Jersey apple, blueberry, cranberry, and peach growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2017 crop year is November 20, 2016. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing policies also have until November 20 to do so.
Crop insurance provides protection against crop production losses due to natural perils such as drought, hail, and excessive moisture. Coverage for apples, blueberries, cranberries, and peaches is available in select counties. Additional information can be found on the Actuarial Information Browser page on the RMA website. Price elections for the 2017 crop year are $15.20 per bushel for fresh apples, $4.30 per bushel for processing apples, $49.90 per bushel for Varietal Group A apples, $15.25 for Varietal Group B apples, and $11.15 for Varietal Group C apples. The blueberry price election is $0.91 per pound, cranberry price election is $30.60 per barrel and peach price elections are $22.00 per bushel for fresh peaches and $8.25 for processing peaches.
Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2017 crop year, including insurance for apples, blueberries, cranberries and peaches, which may be eligible for coverage under a written agreement. Crop insurance coverage decisions must be made on or before the sales closing date.
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. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at http://www.rma.usda.gov.


Happy October! REMINDER!!! Today is the FINAL PLANTING DATE for Barley crop insurance policies! If you have any crop insurance questions contact your agent our our office at 1-899-308-2449



August 10th is the final planting date for processing beans if you have crop insurance
August 15th acreage reports are due for processing bean policies!

Please stay cool and hydrated out there everyone! If the recent weather has caused you to suffer a production loss to your crops please contact your crop insurance agent. It is important that you contact your agent within 72 hours of your initial discovery of the damage and no later than 15 days after the close of the insurance period because you may be eligible for a loss payment. Also continue to protect the crop from further damage by providing continued sufficient care. Have a wonderful day guys!


If you grow CORN or TOMATOES and have crop insurance ! one final REMINDER! JUNE 10TH is the final planting date for corn and tomato crop insurance policies. If you have corn or tomato crop insurance policies be sure to get your crops in the ground before the June 10th deadline or you may be subjected to late planting production guarantee reductions!