USDA announces risk protection for specialty types of barley

Effective for the 2010 Crop Year, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) is offering insurance coverage based on contract prices for all practices of certain specialty types of barley (as reflected in the Special Provisions of Insurance). Specialty barley includes malting, waxy hulled, waxy hulless, and hulless types, available in all MPCI barley counties in Idaho, Oregon and Washington except the seven counties with a fall sales closing date for winter damage protection on winter barley. Those seven counties: Cassia, Nez Perce and Payette of Idaho; and Wasco and Umatilla of Oregon; and Klickitat and Yakima of Washington, will have this new coverage for specialty barley types for the 2011 crop year.