12/7/2020

Risk Management Agency Extends Soybean Crop Insurance Coverage in Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Farm Credit East is pleased the Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the extension of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) coverage to soybean producers in Aroostook County, Maine; Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties in Massachusetts; Middlesex, Morris and Sussex counties in New Jersey; and Lewis and Ulster counties in New York.

“This extension of coverage expands the federal crop insurance program’s safety net for Northeast farmers, allowing producers to expand their current risk management plan or develop a plan that includes crop insurance,” commented Jeremy Forrett, senior vice president for Crop Growers, LLP.

RMA serves America’s agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools that strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities. RMA is committed to increasing the availability and effectiveness of Federal crop insurance as a risk management tool. RMA manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to provide innovative crop insurance products to America’s farmers and ranchers.

The last date to purchase or change coverage for the 2021 crop year is March 15, 2021. To find out more about crop insurance, visit CropGrowers.com, contact your local Farm Credit branch office or call the Northeast Customer Service Center at (800) 234-7012.

Crop Growers, LLP is an equal opportunity provider.

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