USDA Crop Insurance Deadlines Approach

Tennessee producers who wish to purchase Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) for the 2010 crop year are reminded of the following final sales closing dates: 

• Adjusted Gross Revenue – Lite (AGR-L) – March 15, 2010

• Corn – March 15, 2010

• Cotton – March 15, 2010

• Fresh Market Tomatoes – March 15, 2010

• Grain Sorghum – March 15, 2010

• Processing Beans – March 15, 2010

• Soybeans – March 15, 2010

• Tobacco – March 15, 2010 (Burley, Dark Air, and Fire Cured) 

Insured growers have an opportunity to make important changes to their coverage. 

Current policyholders as well as uninsured growers must make all of their decisions on crop insurance coverage, especially which crops to insure and which level of coverage to obtain, prior to the sales closing date. 

Producers should contact a local MPCI agent to learn additional program details. If the traditional MPCI program for your crop is not available in your county, please ask your agent whether you would be eligible for coverage under a written agreement. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers throughout the U.S. or on the RMA Web site:

For information on production agriculture, farm planning, and farm management, please contact the Cannon County Extension Office at 563-2554.