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.
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 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 APH, SCO and ECO dry bean types listed below with a February 28, 2021 SCD.
Recognizing continued challenges due to COVID-19, RMA has issued new actions that supplement the earlier relief authorized by Manager’s Bulletins: MGR 20-005, MGR 20-008, MGR 20-009, MGR 20-010, MGR 20-013, and MGR 20-026.
RMA received a request for Final Agency Determination (FAD) regarding the interpretation of section 15(h)(7) of the Basic Provisions which covers Production Included in Determining an Indemnity and Payment Reductions.
FCIC has revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Basic Provisions, Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions, Sunflower Seed Crop Provisions, and Dry Pea Crop Provisions for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
FCIC has approved the implementation of the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO), available for the 2021 crop year for select crops with a contract change date of November 30, 2020 or later.
FCIC has expanded the number of counties where certain crops are insurable for the 2021 crop year.