Smoke affected vineyards advised to look into their California crop insurance

California crop insurance - Vineyard

Growers impacted by the wildfires in the state should review their policies to understand coverage. Vineyards and other growers whose plants are affected by wildfire smoke are being advised to take a look at the fine points of California crop insurance coverage on their policies. Many wine grape growers have found that a loophole that has removed their smoke taint coverage. A California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) online webinar placed the California crop insurance situation in the spotlight last week. As the majority of the state has been affected…

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USDA Risk Management Agency approves 2012 pilot insurance for pistachio crops

The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced the start of a new pilot pistachio crop insurance that will start with the crop year in 2012. The Pistachio Crop Insurance Program will make coverage accessible to 21 California counties, as well as one in New Mexico and two in Arizona. The names of the counties where the insurance will be available will soon be announced. The length of the pilot program is anticipated to be two years and the policy will be production based. The program itself received its initial…

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