Reminder: Spring Crop Sales Closing

The deadline to insure Northeast spring crops for the 2018 crop year is March 15, 2018. Insurable spring crops include field and vegetable crop such as corn, soybeans, barley, oats, fresh market sweet corn, cabbage, processing beans, processing sweet corn, dry beans, green peas, fresh market beans, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes. Coverage availability varies by county, so please view the crop fact sheets.

To protect your investment in the 2018 crop, spring crop producers should contact their Crop Growers agent well in advance of the March 15 deadline to let them know of any changes that have been made to your entity and to learn about any changes to the crop insurance policy. For the 2018 crop year, the prevented planting +10 option has been eliminated and yield cups have transitioned from being a policy requirement to a policy option.

In 2017, Northeast producers purchased more than 21,000 crop insurance policies, protecting $2.6 million acres with $1.3 billion of protection in force. Northeast producers participating in crop insurance received more than $500 million in claim payments due to weather and market-related crop losses during the 2012-2016 timeframe.

Crop Growers, LLP, is an independent agency that sells and services crop insurance for 34 different crops through a nine state territory. Crop Growers is owned by Farm Credit East, in conjunction with other Northeast Farm Credit Associations. Producers do not need to be a Farm Credit customer to purchase crop insurance. Contact the Crop Growers Customer Service Center at 1-800-234-7012 to learn more.