SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds producers considering Multi-Peril Crop Insurance for the 2008 crop year that the sales closing date is Sept. 30 for certain fall-planted crops.
Michael Alston, director of the Springfield Regional Office serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, said crop policy provisions may change with the start of a new crop year and producers should review the various products and crop options to ascertain which are best for their situation before this fall’s crop sales deadline.
Some of the changes referenced by Alston include provisions addressing determinations of good farming practices and language that clarifies insuring organic farming practices.
Affected crops. Crops affected by the Sept. 30 sales closing date and their associated states are:
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