Sixteen Wisconsin crops share a March 15 deadline for signing up for federally subsidized crop insurance. It is also the deadline for making any changes to existing policies.
Changes may especially be on the minds of grain producers. The volatile price experiences of 2007 may cause many grain farmers to take a long look at either signing up for, or increasing the coverage levels on, revenue insurance policies. Some combination of: Crop Revenue Coverage and Group Risk Income Protection are available in many parts of Wisconsin on wheat, corn, soybeans, and grain sorghum.
Revenue insurance policies protect not only against yield losses, but also against price fluctuations.
The 16 crops are: wheat, oats, forage seeding, corn, sweet corn, processing beans, dry beans, grain sorghum, hybrid seed corn, green peas, cabbage, mint, soybeans, barley, cigar binder tobacco and potatoes.
March 15 is also the deadline for Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite the whole farm insurance which especially suits those who direct market their produce and/or grow organic products.
Not all crops, nor all types of insurance, are available in every county. For more information, contact a private crop insurance agent well before March 15.