On August 18, 2022, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors approved the Pomegranate Crop Insurance Program, under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. Features of the program, effective for the 2023 and succeeding crop years in select California counties include:

  • Actual Production History (APH) coverage for irrigated fresh and processing pomegranate production in eight counties in California’s Central Valley: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare
  • Coverage for adverse weather, fire, earthquake, volcanic eruption, failure of irrigation water supply, insects and plant disease
  • Coverage levels between 50 and 85 percent, and catastrophic (CAT) coverage will be available
  • Quality adjustment for fruit not sold as fresh
  • The sales closing date for the 2023 crop year is December 31, 2022. The sales closing date for the 2024 and subsequent crop years will be November 20, 2023

To read the Product Management Bulletin PM-22-064 in full, please access the following hyperlink: