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Press Release
 
STATE OF OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
 
 

3/8/2018
Crop Insurance Deadline March 15 for Ohio Farmers


 

 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is reminding Ohio farmers that the deadline to purchase or modify certain insurance coverage for most spring planted crops is March 15.  

“Ohio farmers should carefully evaluate their crop insurance needs with an insurance agent,” Froment said. “Crop insurance can be an integral piece of a risk management plan that helps protect farmers in tough years.”  

Federally subsidized, multiple-peril crop insurance covers certain weather, pest and revenue related losses. This coverage is dependent on crop establishment and reporting dates determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) that farmers must meet. The dates vary by crop and county and are listed at www.rma.usda.gov.  

State-regulated policies such as for damage caused by hail and fire are also available. Many of them have crop establishment and reporting requirements as well. 

People can contact the Ohio Department of Insurance at 1-800-686-1526 or visit www.insurance.ohio.gov to find insurance companies and agents licensed to sell crop insurance.                            

 


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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John Kasich, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578