Crop insurance deadlines for apple growers

by Terence Bradshaw

Passing this on from Jake Jacobs, UVM Extension Risk Management:

Important dates for 2016 crop insurance for apples

Last date to sign-up/purchase……. November 20, 2015

Production Report Date……………. January 15, 2016

Acreage Report Date……………….. January 15, 2016

Premium Billing Date……………….. August 15, 2016

Crop insurance for apples protects against:

· Adverse weather condition, including hail, frost, freeze, wind, drought, and excess precipitation;
· Failure of irrigation water supply in caused by an insured peril during the insurance period;
· Fire caused by an insured peril in the insured period;
· Insect damage and plant disease except for insufficient or improper application of control measures; or
· Wildlife.

For more information on crop insurance and to locate an agent, go to: http://www.rma.usda.gov/

Jake Jacobs
Crop Insurance Education Coordinator
Department of Community Development and Applied Economics
University of Vermont
208 Morrill Hall
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone 802-377-5858
Fax 802-656-1423
Email: jake.jacobs

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