New federal crop insurance is available for tart cherries and table grapes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency has announced a tart cherry revenue history insurance program for growers in Adams, Franklin, and Grant counties in Washington for the 2014 crop year. It is also offering table grape multiperil crop insurance for producers in Canyon County, Idaho.
November 20 is the closing date for growers to obtain crop insurance for apple, blueberry, sweet and tart cherry actual revenue history, cranberry, grape, pear, table grape, and stone fruit (apricot, nectarine, freestone peach, plum, and prune). Current and prospective policy holders must make all their decisions on coverage before the closing date. If no coverage is available in a county for a specific crop under the traditional multiperil crop insurance program, producers might be eligible for coverage under a written agreement.
Federal crop insurance policies are sold only through private crop insurance companies and agents. A list of agents can be found at the Risk Management Agency Web site.