Per Product Management Bulletin: PM-22-048 issued on August 23, 2022, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) is offering a Transitional and Organic Grower Assistance (TOGA) Program to agricultural producers who have crop insurance coverage on crops in transition to organic or certified organic grain and feed crops. The goal of the program is to build more and better markets for American producers and consumers, to improve the resilience of the food supply chain, and to address the economic challenges that arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TOGA provides premium assistance to producers who insure their crop during the 2023 reinsurance year, and eligible producers will receive a discount on their premium billing statement as follows:
- For crops in transition to organic, producers can receive 10 percentage points of premium subsidy
- For certified organic grain and feed crops, producers can receive $5 premium assistance per insured acre
- For Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policies with crops in transition or certified organic crops, producers can receive 10 percentage points of premium subsidy. In addition to the WFRP benefit, producers who have additional crop insurance policies will also receive the applicable premium benefit on those policies
Please click this link to access the bulletin in full for additional information.
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