Crop Insurance Coverage Available Until March 15th

HARRISBURG  – Pennsylvania producers who want to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions can sign up for crop insurance coverage on insurable spring-planted crops before March 15.

“As we saw after last fall’s flooding, crop insurance is an essential part of doing business,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “With the help of crop insurance, many farmers who suffered severe crop damage are back on their feet and making plans for this growing season. Crop insurance keeps farmers farming.”

To date, more than $51.5 million in indemnities have been paid to insured producers affected by the September 2011 flooding.

Producers should contact their local crop insurance agent before March 15 to purchase insurance or make changes to existing policies. A list of agents can be found at www3.rma.usda.gov/apps/agents.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s crop insurance education program, call 717-705-9511 or visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on “Programs.”


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