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Excessive rainfall has caused catastrophic flooding in the Northeast United States. As a result, RMA has recognized the need for authorizing emergency procedures to streamline certain determinations, including the destruction of adulterated production, to accelerate the adjustment of losses and issuance of indemnity payments to crop insurance policyholders in impacted areas.

Because the local infrastructure for normal day-to-day activities has been and will continue to be disrupted as recovery progresses, and many policyholders may not be able to communicate with their agents to report losses within the 72-hour requirement or report acreage by the acreage reporting date, emergency procedures for all counties in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have been authorized for AIPs to utilize on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Managers Bulletin: MGR-23-002. The application of these emergency procedures is limited to situations where the catastrophic nature of those losses due to excessive rainfall or flooding is such that not authorizing the emergency procedures will result in unnecessary delays in administering the crop insurance program. Please access the above hyperlink to the bulletin to read an in-depth and detailed explanation of the emergency procedures that have been put in place, when they apply, and documentation requirements.


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