RMA extends comment period on proposed Apple Crop provision changes

USDA’s Risk Management Agency has extended the comment period for the proposed Apple Crop Provisions rule.

The new deadlines for comments in April 15th (2022).

The proposed changes are based on stakeholder feedback and recommended changes from a study on the apple crop insurance program.

RMA Administrator Marcia Bunger says they proposed changes would give apple growers more flexibility.

“They’re allowed to elect different coverage levels and percent of price elections by type, which, in essence, allows producers to better manage individual coverage of price risks more effectively.”

She says hearing straight from RMA customers – apple producers –  is the best way for the agency to know how to improve the products and programs offered to them.

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