Crop insurance deadline looms

Whole farm protection due by March 15

— The final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on most 2017 spring-planted crops is approaching.

Farmers can also purchase the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection policy for 2017 crops.

For 2017 spring-planted onions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and cabbage in Oregon and Washington, the final date to purchase or modify crop insurance is Feb. 1.

The date for all other spring-seeded crops (excluding wheat in counties with fall and spring planted types) is March 15.

Farmers interested in purchasing the Whole Farm Revenue Protection for 2017 need to do so by March 15.

Farmers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent to learn specific details for the 2017 crop year.

Insurance coverage decisions must be decided on or before the sales closing date.

Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents.

A list of insurance agents is available from USDA.

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