CORTLAND, N.Y. — The deadline to insure spring crops in the northeast for the 2022 crop year is March 15, 2022. Insurable spring crops include field and vegetable crops such as corn, soybeans, barley, oats, fresh market sweet corn, cabbage, processing beans, processing sweet corn, dry beans, green peas, fresh market beans, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes. Coverage availability varies by county. Visit CropGrowers.com to view individual crop fact sheets for more information.
As crop producers face higher input costs and tighter margins, profit exists within a small percentage of the total yield. Today’s crop insurance program is much more sophisticated and provides cost-effective coverage options with a minimal 5% deductible through products such as the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO). Now is a perfect time to meet with a Crop Growers Agent to review your business plan and evaluate the new crop insurance coverage products.
“Today, as the largest crop insurance provider in the Northeast, we are honored to serve over 2,000 farm families, protecting over 570,000 acres of spring crops” said Crop Growers Agent Danielle Cummins, Western N.Y. “As dedicated crop insurance specialists, we take great pride in ensuring producers have a personalized risk management plan that is developed with the broad scope of crop insurance coverage options that allows our customers to achieve their business goals.”
To protect your investment in the 2022 crop, spring crop producers should contact their Crop Growers agent well in advance of the March 15 deadline. Let your agent know of any changes in your entity and they will update you of any changes to the crop insurance policy.
Crop Growers, LLP is owned by Farm Credit East and AgChoice Farm Credit. Over the past 20 years, Crop Growers, LLP has developed risk management plans for northeast farmers that have responded to weather and market related crop losses by paying indemnities in excess of $500 million. To find out more about crop insurance, visit CropGrowers.com, contact your local Farm Credit branch office or our Northeast Customer Service Center at (800) 234-7012.
–Crop Growers, LLP