There are several reasons why a producer may submit a written agreement request, including but not limited to, providing crop insurance for insurable crops when coverage or rates are not available in the actuarial documents or modifying existing terms and conditions in the crop insurance policy when permitted by the policy.

Due to the time sensitivity of written agreements, it is imperative to remember the pertinent rules and regulations that surround them. It is also important that the request be signed, dated, and submitted by the producer and given to the agent with all the required documentation by the applicable deadline outlined in the Written Agreement Handbook. Requests that are submitted after the deadline date will not be accepted by RMA. Agents are encouraged to submit written agreement requests to ProAg as quickly as possible to allow ample time for the underwriter to review the request and submit it to RMA prior to the applicable deadline.

For detailed information on types of written agreements, deadline dates, and specific information that must be included for each specific type of written agreement, please access the 2024 Written Agreement Handbook.