Crop Insurance Deadline Nears

February 14, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 24, 2011 – Farmers Encouraged to See Agent Soon

With a February 28 crop insurance deadline looming for producers of most spring‐planted crops across the south, staying eligible for FSA’s crop disaster program (SURE) will be on the minds of most farmers.

All insurable crops must be covered, with limited exceptions, to be eligible for SURE. Guarantee levels for SURE (Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments) reward those who invest in high levels of crop insurance protection.

The higher your level of crop insurance coverage is, the higher your guarantee under the SURE program will be. In a way, SURE is like free, additional crop insurance coverage.

Also, the new Common Crop Insurance Policy Provisions are in place so producers will want to talk to their agent about how the change may affect their current policies.

The range of insurable spring planted crops varies from state to state, but cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, grain sorghum, and tobacco are among the most common crops.

For more information, contact a crop insurance agent well before the deadline.