Crop Insurance Deadlines
The Crop Insurance Calendar Year has a number of important deadlines for growers to be aware of, including sales closing deadlines. These deadline dates are Federally mandated and, therefore, are not negotiable. Your agent can explain them fully. To find Crop Insurance Agents serving Maine, please use the Agent Locator tool
What is a Sales Closing Deadline?
A Sales Closing Deadline is: the last federally mandated day that a grower can purchase a policy for the upcoming crop year.
*Anyone interested in obtaining Crop Insurance should contact an Agent well before the Sales Closing date, in order to ensure adequate processing time.
|Policy||Sales Closing Deadline Date|
|Hurricane Insurance Protection- Wind Index (HIP-WI)||Same Sales Closing Date as Underlying Policy|
|Nursery||Sign up Anytime|
|LGM||Last Business Friday of Each Month|
|Broadleaf Tobacco||March 15th|
|Dry Bean||March 15th|
|Fresh Market Beans||March 15th|
|Grain Sorghum||March 15th|
|Green Pea||March 15th|
|Processing Beans||March 15th|
|Processing Tomato||March 15th|
|Shade Tobacco||March 15th|
|Spring Barley||March 15th|
|Spring Forage Seeding||March 15th|
|Spring Oats||March 15th|
|Spring Wheat||March 15th|
|Sweet Corn||March 15th|
|Whole Farm Revenue Protection||March 15th|
|Fall Forage Seeding||July 31st|
|Forage Production||September 30th|
|Winter Barley||September 30th|
|Winter Malting Barley||September 30th|
|Winter Wheat||September 30th|
|Pasture Forage Rangeland||November 15th|
For questions regarding the above information, please contact our Crop Insurance Education Program Manager: Chris Howard at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 207.570.2868
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28584.