As outlined in Product Management Bulletin PM-24-025, the HIP-WI Endorsement was amended by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) for the 2025 and succeeding crop years in all counties with an April 30, 2024, contract change date, or later, with the following changes:

  • Updated the definition of “Adjacent County” to indicate that counties identified as adjacent to an insured’s county will be published in the actuarial documents.
  • Clarified in the definition of “Weather Event” that the criteria necessary to meet the County Loss Trigger for a tropical storm must occur within the bounds of a county or adjacent county.
  • Added the definition of “Wind Extent.”
  • Added within the definition of “Weather Event” that a Final Rainfall Amount of 5.900 inches and above will be rounded to 6 inches.
  • Added that Wind Extent data is a matter of general applicability, are presumed to be accurate, and will not be changed once published unless the criteria set forth in section 8(e) are met.

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