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

Field crops in Aroostook County

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.


The Following is a partial list of policies and their Sales Closing Deadlines:

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
Onion February 1st
Broadleaf Tobacco March 15th
Cabbage March 15th
Canola March 15th
Corn March 15th
Dry Bean March 15th
Fresh Market Beans March 15th
Grain Sorghum March 15th
Green Pea March 15th
Hemp March 15th
Oats March 15th
Potato March 15th
Processing Beans March 15th
Processing Tomato March 15th
Shade Tobacco March 15th
Soybeans March 15th
Spring Barley March 15th
Spring Forage Seeding March 15th
Spring Oats March 15th
Spring Wheat March 15th
Sunflowers 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
Apiculture November 15th
Pasture Forage Rangeland November 15th
Apple November 20th
Blueberry November 20th
Cranberry November 20th
Grape November 20th
Peach November 20th
Pear November 20th

Blueberries on bush



For questions regarding the above information, please contact our Crop Insurance Education Program Manager: Chris Howard at: or at 207.570.2868

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28584.

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