Reminder: Rootstock Requirement for Producer’s Pre-Acceptance Worksheet (PAW)
As many of you are aware, the 2018 DSSH required all AIPs to add “Rootstock” to the Producer’s Pre-Acceptance Worksheet (PAW) and the 2018 CIH requires it to be completed for all crops except avocados, blueberries, and cranberries.

For grapes, the CIH requires information on the type of Phylloxera resistant rootstock (e.g. susceptible, AXR-e, etc.)

Please ensure that the appropriate rootstock designation for each block is entered on the PAW and in GlobalAgWorks. For policies that have already been processed without this information, we will work with you to go back and key those in the system. If you cannot determine the Rootstock for the blocks, “Unknown” will be an acceptable answer while the information is being obtained.

Links to the guidance are below. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your underwriter if you have any questions.

2018 Document and Supplemental Standards Handbook. Dec 2017.
pg 118 of the PDF; pg 110 of the doc

2018 Crop Insurance Handbook (Updated Handbook including Slipsheets). Aug 2017.
pg 387 of the PDF; pg 363 of the doc
Updated Nursery Crop Provisions
The RMA has revised the Nursery Crop Provisions to incorporate changes made in the Final Rule published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2018. The Nursery Crop Provisions (19-0073) are effective for the 2019 and succeeding crop years.
NCIS Asked And Answered
NCIS has published the January 2018 edition of its Asked and Answered newsletter. The following topics were covered and have linked them below:
  • CA Non-Irrigated Wheat
  • Forage Production - Revised Acreage Reports
  • Grape Claim with Unharvested Acreage - Harvest Cost Amount Reduction
  • Organic Practice Statement
  • WFRP Perennials - Carryover Insureds - Damage Occurring in Previous Insurance Period
  • WFRP - Time Frame and Acceptance
Updated Loss Adjustment Manual
RMA has published an updated 2018 Loss Adjustment Manual (LAM). This handbook is effective for the 2018 and succeeding crop years and is not retroactive to any 2017 or prior crop year determinations.
Spokane Regional Office 2017 State Profiles
RMA's Spokane, WA regional office has released its 2017 state profiles for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. These profiles provide a high-level summary of insured acres, pilot availability, and historical industry performance.
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