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Crop insurance deadlines near for PRF, fruit producers

by USDA Risk Management Agency

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 0:00 AM

Georgia forage, livestock and honey producers have until Nov. 15 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to existing coverage for the 2021 crop year. Georgia apple, blueberry and peach producers have until Nov. 20 to apply for coverage or make changes for the 2021 crop year.

Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net. It helps producers and owners manage revenue risks and strengthens the rural economy.

 Acreage intended for grazing and haying is insurable under the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program, and colonies of bees are insurable under the Apiculture program. The PRF and Apiculture programs for 2021 are under the Rainfall Index insurance plan. Coverage is available for PRF and apiculture in all Georgia counties.

 Coverage is available for apples in Fannin, Gilmer, and Rabun counties. Coverage is available for blueberries in Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Burke, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Long, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne counties. Coverage is also available for peaches in Bacon, Banks, Bleckley, Brooks, Crawford, Dooly, Hall, Henry, Macon, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Schley, and Taylor counties. Coverage is available for Whole Farm Revenue Protection in all Georgia counties.

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2021 crop year. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers by visiting the RMA agent locator at Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at

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