Apple Crop Insurance Deadline November 20

By Terence Bradshaw

Passing along the word from Jake Jacobs, UVM Agricultural Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education Program, on the impending crop insurance deadline for apples:

Please pass along a reminder to apple growers that the crop insurance sales closing date is November 20. RMA has recently re-vamped their website and the most current RMA Fact Sheet about apple crop insurance can be found at the link below. In past years, the sales closing date for peaches was the same as the date for apple insurance. For the most up-to-date information, growers should contact their crop insurance agents.

Apples RMA Fact Sheet

https://www.rma.usda.gov/en/Fact-Sheets/Davis-Regional-Office-Fact-Sheets/Apples-2018-CT-WV

Jake

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Jake Jacobs
Crop Insurance Education Coordinator
Department of Community Development and Applied Economics
208 Morrill Hall, University of Vermont

146 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405
Message Phone Line 802-656-7356
Fax 802-656-1423
Email: jake.jacobs

Website: http://go.uvm.edu/ag-risk

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UVM Apple / VT Tree Fruit Growers Assn meeting Feb 15, Middlebury, VT

By Terence Bradshaw

The 122nd Annual UVM Apple Program and Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association educational meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the American Legion Hall, 49 Wilson Rd, in Middlebury, VT. The meeting focus this year is on insect management in Vermont orchards. Those include not only traditional pest insects and how to best monitor them on your farm, but also old and new trunk boring insects of concern as well as beneficial, native pollinator insects and practices that can best manage them on your farm. There will also be presentations on implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, Risk Management through crop insurance, and the latest update on cider apple production research.

The full meeting brochure may be found at: http://go.uvm.edu/2018applemtg
and registration form at: http://go.uvm.edu/2018applereg

Early registration deadline is February 4.

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no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is implied.

Always read the label before using any pesticide.

The label is the legal document for the product use.

Disregard any information in this message if it is in conflict with the

label.

The UVM Tree Fruit and Viticulture Program is supported by the

University of Vermont Agriculture Experiment Station, a USDA NIFA E-IPM

Grant, and USDA Risk Management Agency Funds.

Federal crop insurance deadlines

From: Jake Jacobs
To: Terence Bradshaw
Subject: RE: Crop insurance deadlines?

Hi Terry,

You are correct – sales closing date for crop insurance for apples and peaches is November 20.

I am waiting for reply on an updated Vermont fact sheet for apple growers. In the meantime, there’s info available from RMA. I have attached the RMA fact sheets for 2018 apple and peach crops and also Whole Farm Revenue Protection program (WFRP). WFRP can cover a single commodity but offers some advantages for growers who have multiple commodities, up to a max of $8.5 million in revenue. Apparently quite a few apple growers in Washington state and the northwest are taking advantage of this program, some even going so far as splitting larger orchards into small enough tracts to be able to qualify to participate.

Jake

Fact Sheet.RMA 2018 apples.pdf
Fact Sheet.RMA 2018 peaches.pdf
Fact Sheet.WFRP.Aug2017.pdf