Crop insurance deadlines near for Georgia row crop producers
Georgia corn, cotton, flue-cured tobacco, grain sorghum, peanut, and soybean producers have until Feb. 28 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to existing coverage for the 2020 crop year. Growers who are interested in the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy and are calendar year or early fiscal year filers also have until Feb. 28 to apply for crop insurance.
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 corn, cotton, flue-cured tobacco, grain sorghum, peanuts, soybeans, and WFRP in select Georgia counties. Please contact your insurance agent to see if your county is covered.
Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2020 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. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at www.rma.usda.gov.