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Pecan Tree Insurance Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that pecan growers now have a new risk management tool beginning with the 2018 crop year which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  AgriLogic Consulting of College Station, Texas completed the development of the program in conjunction with a number of state and regional pecan growers associations and by working with industry representatives and specialists. The program will provide insurance protection for pecan trees in commercial orchards. This is a separate policy from the existing Pecan Revenue Crop Insurance Program which covers the production of the crop itself.  Numerous weather-related perils such as hurricanes, tornados, ice storms, and floods will be covered. The product will reimburse growers for the cost of rehabilitating or replacing trees (including tree and debris removal) in the event a covered peril causes significant damage to an orchard. Other federal tree insurance programs include Florida Citrus and Tropical Trees, Texas Citrus Trees, Hawaii Tropical Trees, and Hawaii Macadamia Trees.

Visit the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) website by clicking on the Informational Memorandum (also attached) and Pecan Tree Crop Provisions images below to learn more about the program.  Interested growers will need to visit with their crop insurance agents before the May 15th, 2017 sales closing date if they wish to participate in the program for the upcoming crop year.  Visit the USDA RMA Agent Locator tool by clicking on the image below for help finding a crop insurance agent.

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