Informational Memorandum: PM-21-037
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amended the Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions (ARPI) and Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (CCIP) for the 2022 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2021, and for all other crops, the changes are applicable for the 2023 and succeeding crop years, with the following changes:
CCIP and ARPI Basic Provisions
- Revise the definition of “veteran farmer or rancher” to allow a legal entity, comprised only of the veteran and their spouse, to qualify as a veteran farmer or rancher when a qualifying veteran has a non-veteran spouse.
CCIP Basic Provisions
- Clarify that the notice of loss provisions apply for Quality Loss Option eligibility.
- Allow Crop Provisions to have enterprise units (EU) if allowed by the Crop Provisions. This change will allow separate EUs by type for wheat, dry beans, and dry peas through the Crop Provisions.
- Allow a producer to report acreage as certified organic, or as acreage in transition to organic, when the producer certifies that they have requested, in writing, a written certification or other written documentation from a certifying agent on or before the acreage reporting date.