On August 18, 2022, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors approved the Grapevine Crop insurance program under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. Features of the program effective for the 2024 and succeeding crop years include:
- Vine-based dollar amount of insurance that provides coverage for specific types of grafted grapevines in select counties in the states of California, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
- Mortality coverage for vine losses in the event of freeze, hail, flood, fire, failure of irrigation water supply, insects, and plant diseases. No partial damage will be covered.
- Coverage levels between 50 and 75 percent, with optional catastrophic (CAT) coverage or the Occurrence Loss Option (OLO).
- The sales closing date for the 2024 crop year is November 1, 2023.
Access Product Management Bulletin: PM-23-044 for more information by clicking on the following hyperlink: https://rma.usda.gov/en/Policy-and-Procedure/Bulletins-and-Memos/2023/PM-23-044
Link to Grapevine Crop Insurance Standards Handbook: https://rma.usda.gov/-/media/RMA/Handbooks/Privately-Developed-Products—20000/Grapevine/2024-20680U-Grapevine-Crop-Insurance-Standards-Handbook.ashx
Link to Grapevine Provisions: https://rma.usda.gov/-/media/RMA/Policies/Grapevine/2024/Grapevine-Crop-Provisions-24-0270.ashx
Link to Grapevine National Fact Sheet: https://rma.usda.gov/en/Fact-Sheets/National-Fact-Sheets/Grapevine
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