Jun 9, 2016
USDA, Western Growers to host strawberry crop insurance meetings

Western Growers is working closely with USDA’s Risk Management Agency to enhance and improve the current strawberry crop insurance program.

The Strawberry Crop Insurance Program was developed in 2012 and was further reviewed by USDA in 2015. The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation enhanced and extended the program for two years. The program is based on the grower’s own revenue history, and the insurance is federally subsidized to help lower the cost for growers.

In the latest effort to tailor the program, the two organizations have planned two informational meetings scheduled for June 13 (Oxnard, California) and June 14 (Santa Maria, California). Growers can participate in discussions regarding the extension and further development of the Strawberry Crop Insurance Program, as well as the potential development of a special endorsement to the policy. USDA will also be discussing how the insurance program can work for growers, the program requirements, purchase date, and how crop insurance can be purchased.

Oxnard Grower Outreach Meeting
Monday, June 13
8:00am -10:00am (breakfast served)
Courtyard by Marriot
600 E. Esplanade Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93036

Santa Maria Grower Outreach Meeting
Tuesday, June 14
Ag. Commissioner’s Office
624 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455

The new strawberry crop insurance program is currently available in the following counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. For more information about the program or workshops, contact Gretchen Rooney-Adan by email at [email protected].

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