Crop insurance press release

October 23, 2020 by Chris Howard
Crop Insurance Press Release for immediate distribution:
PRF Insurance Comment Period OPEN FOR 2 MORE WEEKS ONLY:
Here is the link to a USDA news release about a public comment period on Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance. The comment period is open until November 5, 2020. Comments can be submitted via email to or by mail to Director, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133-6205. Comments-on-Recs-for-PRF-Rainfall-Index-Crop-Insurance-Prog
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2)
Producers who have experienced market difficulties and increased expenses due to the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for the new USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). This program is completely distinct from the previous assistance program, so even if you were signed up for CFAP 1, you must file a new application for the direct financial assistance available through CFAP 2. Signup for the new program began on September 21, 2020 and will continue through December 11, 2020. It is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). For a description of the program go to For more information or to enroll, contact your local FSA office.
Apiculture Insurance Deadline – November 15!
The deadline to apply for Apiculture Crop Insurance is November 15, 2020. For more information about the program, please go to Plans/Apiculture.
Chris Howard
UMaine Cooperative Extension
Produce Safety Professional
Risk Management Crop Insurance Educator Highmoor Farm
52 US Route 202, PO Box 179
Monmouth, ME 04259 cell: 207-570-2868
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