Crop insurance deadlines near for sweet corn, peppers
Georgia farmers who produce fresh market sweet corn and peppers have until July 31 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to their existing coverage.
Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net. It helps producers and owners manage revenue risks and strengthens the rural economy. Coverage is available for fresh market sweet corn in Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Tift, Toombs and Worth counties. Coverage is also available for peppers grown in Brooks, Colquitt, Cook Echols, Grady, Lowndes, Thomas, Tift, Ware and Worth counties.
Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2019 crop year. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers by visiting the RMA agent locator at www.rma.usda.gov/tools/agent.html. Growers can use the RMA cost estimator at www.bit.ly/rmacost to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at www.rma.usda.gov.