CORTLAND, N.Y. — Farm Credit East and Crop Growers, LLP are pleased the Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the extension of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) coverage in 2020 for Northeast farmers that produce peaches, pears and potatoes.
MPCI peach coverage was extended to New Hampshire counties — Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Stratford; Connecticut counties — Hartford, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham; Rhode Island counties — Newport and Washington; Massachusetts counties — Barnstable, Berkshire, Norfolk and Plymouth.
MPCI pear coverage has been extended to Niagara and Ulster counties in New York. MPCI potato coverage has been extended to Morris County, New Jersey.
“This extension of coverage expands the federal crop insurance program’s safety net for these Northeast farmers, allowing producers to either expand their current risk management plan or develop a plan that includes crop insurance,” commented Jeremy Forrett, vice president for Crop Growers, LLP.
The last date to purchase or amend peach and pear crop insurance for the 2020 crop year is November 20, 2019. The last date to purchase or amend potato crop insurance for the 2020 crop year is March 15, 2020.
To find out more about the federal crop insurance program, visit CropGrowers.com, contact your local Farm Credit branch office or call the Northeast Customer Service Center at (800) 234-7012.
–Farm Credit East
Crop Growers, LLP