This year AGRICORP has introduced some new Customer Service Initiatives as well as some new levels of coverage. May 1 is the deadline date for new application and contract changes to last years coverage acres. June 15 is the deadline for filing unseeded acreage benefit claims. June 30 is the deadline for reporting final planted acreage. July 10, is the deadline for premium payments. While doing your Crop Insurance plans don't forget to do your Market Revenue Program acreage reports.
For 1999 all premium rates have been decreased. Individual performance discounts have been expanded. You can now qualify for an additional premium discount of up to 30% if you're a proven low risk producer. 90% coverage level for corn is now available.
A new pilot program has been introduced for 1999. Approximately 100 producers will participate in an "Optional Unit Coverage" program. The program is designed for those producers who have several production locations that are separated geographically and have different production risk. The pilot will insure farm units separately to allow producers to purchase the best crop insurance risk management plan for their farm operations.
Call the Crop Insurance Customer Action Centre for details at 1-888-247-4999.