January is the ideal time for growers to review their risk exposure for the coming year. The objective of the New York State Department of Ag and Markets Crop Insurance Education program is to provide growers with the information they need to purchase the best crop insurance for their farm operation.
A meeting co-sponsored by NYS Department of Ag & Markets, USDA Risk Management Agency and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd, 2010 from 11 am to 1 pm at VonaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Restaurant, 9 Willow St., Oswego, NY. This information session is free and lunch will be provided.
Coming up soon are deadlines for purchasing or modifying a number of crop insurance policies:
Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) – February 1
Onions – February 1
CRC, APH for most Spring Planted Field Crops – March 15
AGR-Lite (for first time buyers) – March 15 (renewals/policy changes 2/01)
Important considerations this year:
To be eligible for crop disaster payments, most crops much be enrolled with crop insurance or FSAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Non-Insured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
Crop insurance coverage at higher levels increases the guarantees for both crop insurance and disaster protection
For those who missed deadlines for enrolling some fall crops, AGR enrollment by February 1 or AGR-Lite enrollment by March 15 may restore eligibility for crop disaster payments
Pre-Registration is required to attend the information session. To register contact Karen Meyers, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 315-963-7286, ext. 201 or via email at [email protected] by Tuesday, January 19th, 2010. Please advise us if you have special needs.