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ADDITIONAL SPECIALTY CROPS ELIGIBLE FOR USDA CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Posted July 15, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the addition of commodities to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and updated payment specifics.
CFAP updates include:
1. Additional commodities that have been added to the program
2. The expansion of currently eligible commodities
3. Updates to payment corrections or qualifications for some commodities
For additional information, please visit the USDA link below:
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Announcement
To view the webinar on CFAP commodities, please visit the following:
Webinar on CFAP Commodities
This is a summary of the updates from the USDA. If you would like one of our agents to contact you to discuss these in greater detail, please let us know. If you have any questions, call us at 863-291-3505 or 888-296-7533.
COVID-19 FSA ACREAGE REPORTING DATE ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted July 15, 2020
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced changes to acreage reporting in response to COVID-19 business interruptions.
Important takeaways include:
1. The date of the initial acreage report submission has not been extended.
2. Signed acreage reports must be submitted in a timely manner by the acreage reporting date (ARD).
3. Reporting errors can be corrected by the approved insurance provider (AIP) up to 60 days following the ARD in a crop year.
This is a summary of the updates from the FSA. Additional information can be found on the RMA website by selecting the following: Manager's Bulletins
SALES AGENT ANNUAL MEETING - SEA ISLAND
Posted July 5, 2020
Take a look at the team during our annual sales trip to Sea Island, Georgia! Our Sales Agents.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HURRICANE INSURANCE PROTECTION (HIP)
Posted March 19, 2020
The Hurricane Insurance Protection (HIP) program is an endorsement to your current crop insurance program. It is designed to provide cash flow to a grower in the event of a hurricane strike or near miss during the growing season. The concept is straightforward: if a hurricane strikes your county or one adjacent to it, you get paid as soon as NOAA verifies the strike. There is no loss adjustment calculation, inspection requirement, or anything else that could delay payment.
To reiterate, the purpose of this program is to provide needed cash flow once a hurricane strikes and is OVER and ABOVE your underlying crop insurance policy coverage. A flyer describing the program in a little more detail is attached. Remember, this coverage MUST be signed up for in conjunction with your regular crop insurance renewal, with a deadline of April 15. One of our agents will be happy to assist you in selecting the amount of coverage that is right for you, so contact us today. We keep you growing!