RMA Informational Memorandum

PM-17-011: 2017 Crop Year Additional Price Elections for Selected Actual Production History, and related Supplemental Coverage Option, Dry Bean Types and Dry Pea Types with a March 15, 2017 Sales Closing Date.

Dry Beans

Cranberry (non-organic)
Additional: $ 0.40
Established: $0 .38
CAT: $0.2200

Cranberry (non-organic)

Additional: $ 0.80
Established: $ 0.76
CAT: $ 0.4400

Dark Red Kidney (non-organic)
Additional: $ 0.36
Established: $ 0.33
CAT: $ 0.1980

Dark Red Kidney (organic)
Additional: $ 0.72
Established: $ 0.66
CAT: $ 0.3960

Light Red Kidney (non-organic)
Additional: $ 0.36
Established: $ 0.34
CAT: $ 0.1980

Light Red Kidney (organic)
Additional: $ 0.72
Established: $ 0.68
CAT: $ 0.3960

Small Red (non-organic)
Additional: $ 0.30
Established: $ 0.28
CAT: $ 0.1650

Small Red (organic)
Additional: $ 0.60
Established: $ 0.56
CAT: $ 0.3300

Dry Peas (Oregon Only)

Spring Smooth Green/Yellow (non-organic)
Additional: $0.13
Established: $0.10
CAT: $0.0715

Spring Smooth Green/Yellow (organic)
Additional: $0.23
Established: $0.18
CAT: $0.1265

Spring Small Kabuli Chickpeas (non-organic)
Additional: $0.24
Established: $0.22
CAT: $0.1320

Spring Small Kabuli Chickpeas (organic)
Additional: $0.42
Established: $0.39
CAT: $0.2310
RMA Informational Memorandum

PM-17-009:Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and Catastrophic Risk Protection for Winter Type Wheat and Similar Commodities

To ensure actuarial soundness, the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy is not available to producers with a Catastrophic Risk Protection (CAT) policy for any crop that would be insurable under WFRP. Questions have been raised regarding producers that have a CAT policy in effect for winter wheat in counties where spring wheat is not insurable and no wheat was planted during the planting period for winter wheat. 

USDA Designates 24 Counties in California as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 24 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Crop insurance essential to sustainable farming career 

Crop insurance is critical to a career in farming as weather issues, reduced commodity prices and escalating operational costs plague the industry, writes Nicole Berg of multi-generational family enterprise Berg Farms. Crop insurance protects the farm's business interests but also has wider ramifications for all consumers because it helps keep the nation's food supply stable, she writes.

Conaway: New farm bill will see minor tweaks to ARC 

Congress will "fine tune" the Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage programs in the upcoming farm bill, said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, speaking at the Agricultural Outlook Forum. A soybean farmer from Kansas said a beneficial tweak to the ARC would be to utilize national USDA figures to lessen the differences among counties in payouts.

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