Farmers Encouraged to Make
Coverage Decisions before March 15
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) Director Jillian
Froment is reminding farmers that the final date to purchase or modify federal
crop insurance coverage on 2019 spring-planted crops is March 15.
“Crop insurance provides a strong protective umbrella for
farmers,” said Froment. “They should speak with an insurance agent to purchase
their coverage before the March 15 deadline.”
Crop insurance is
sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. Federally-subsidized,
multiple-peril crop insurance covers certain weather, pest, and revenue related
losses. This coverage is dependent on crop establishment and reporting dates
determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA)
that farmers must meet. The dates vary by crop and county and are listed at www.rma.usda.gov.
State-regulated policies for damage caused by hail and fire are
also available with additional requirements.
Ohio farmers can contact ODI at 1-800-686-1526 or visit www.insurance.ohio.gov to find insurance companies and agents
licensed to sell crop insurance.