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Learn more about crop insurance flexibilities

USDA RMA announces crop insurance flexibility for organic agriculture.

Recognizing that the organic agriculture industry, farmers and ranchers continue to face challenges, the Risk Management Agency remains committed to providing flexibility that supports the health and safety of all parties, while also ensuring the Federal Crop Insurance Program continues to serve as a vital risk management tool.

The following flexibilities have been announced:

  • For Policy Holders - MGR-20-026 - For the 2021 and 2022 crop years, approved insurance providers may allow a policyholder to report acreage as certified organic, or as acreage in transition to organic, when the policyholder certifies that they have requested, in writing, a written certification or other written documentation from a certifying agent on or before the ARD. Policyholders must continue to use generally recognized organic practices in accordance with their policy. This relief also applies to Whole Farm Revenue Protection. For more information on how this applies to your business, see MGR-20-026.
  • For Producers - MGR-20-013 - For the 2020 crop year, approved insurance providers may allow a producer to report acreage as certified organic, or as acreage in transition to organic, when the producer provides documentation that they have requested, in writing, a written certification or other written documentation from a certifying agent by the ARD. Producers must continue to use generally recognized organic practices in accordance with their policy. For more information on how this applies to your business, see MGR–20-013.
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