For the 2021 and succeeding crop years, a cover crop planted on prevented planting acreage can be hayed, grazed, or cut for silage, haylage, or baleage at any time without a reduction to the prevented planting payment.
The Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions (ARPI) and Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (CCIP) have been amended for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Changes have been made to the Hurricane Insurance Protection – Wind Index (HIP-WI) Endorsement for the 2022 and succeeding crop years. HIP-WI is available for the 2022 crop year for both Catastrophic (CAT) and additional coverage for Crop Insurance Policies in counties near the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean, as well as Hawaii.
The Small Grains Crop Provisions have been amended for the 2022 and succeeding crop years. These provisions were revised to allow for additional unit divisions for wheat and to clarify provisions for counties with spring-planted acreage, fall-planted acreage, or both.
The Dry Bean and Dry Pea Crop Provisions have been amended for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
The Malting Barley Endorsement has been changed for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
RMA has released 2021 CY projected prices and volatility factors for a number of crops insured under the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion plans of insurance with a March 15 sales closing date.
RMA has released 2021 CY projected prices for Dry Peas and Dry Beans insured under the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion plans of insurance.
RMA has clarified the insurability of seed cotton base acres under STAX when the same acreage has been enrolled in ARC or PLC.
RMA response on if HIP-WI, SCO, ECO, STAX, and MP can be used to meet linkage requirements under the WHIP and WHIP+ programs administered by FSA.
RMA is providing additional price elections for selected APH, SCO, and ECO dry bean and dry pea types with a March 15, 2021 SCD.
RMA is providing additional price elections for sugar beets and oats in states with a March 15, 2021 Sales Closing Date (SCD).
The Bureau of Reclamation announced the initial 2021 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project contractors. This year’s low allocation is a result of the dry winter California is experiencing after the dry water year of 2020.
Due to ongoing dry conditions including record low snow water content and reservoir levels as well as the recently announced water allocations from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, there is a known cause of loss due to drought/failure of the irrigation supply effective February 23, 2021 for insureds that receive water from the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project.
RMA has released 2021 CY projected prices and volatility factors for policies with a February 28, 2021 sales closing date.