The USDA is encouraging local farmers to enroll in a crop insurance program before the August deadline.
The Indiana FSA is offering help for agricultural producers interested in enrolling in an Agricultural Risk Cover or Price Loss Coverage program. The insurance, a result of the 2014 Farm Bill, provides protections in the instance market forces adversely affect a farmer’s revenues or price on their crops.
Indiana farmers have until August 1st to enroll their crops for the 2016 crop year, according to the USDA. Data suggests that a majority of corn, wheat, and soybean farmers elected enrolling in an ARC-county program.
Crops such as rice and peanuts elected enrollment in PLC programs.