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’22 Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Florida

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Nursery Value Select Growers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) remind Florida Nursery Value Select growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year is May 1. Current policyholders who wish to adjust their existing coverage also have until the May 1, 2021 sales closing date to do so.

Growers applying for the first time may purchase coverage at any time.

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Nikki Fried
Florida Agriculture Commissioner

“As Florida’s nursery growers continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank our federal partners for making available resources to protect their livelihoods and help their agricultural businesses thrive,” said Commissioner Nikki Fried. “We encourage our nursery growers to get informed and take advantage of this coverage before the deadline.”

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 Nursery Value Select growers in select Florida counties. Please contact your insurance agent to see if your county is covered.

More information on nursery crop insurance is available at RMA’s Nursery Policy Web Page.

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2022 crop year. RMA is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements.

More information can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus.