The deadline to apply for crop insurance coverage is May 1. Crop insurance protects against a loss in production due to natural perils, such as drought or excessive moisture.
“Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the May 1 sales closing date to do so. Growers applying for the first time may purchase coverage at any time.”
Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) Agent Locator. Producers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online.