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11/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2020 14:44

Sesame Crop Insurance Provisions Changes Effective for the 2021 and Succeeding Crop Years

On March 4, 2020, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors approved a program expansion for sesame in 8 counties in Georgia and Alabama and approved an expansion by written agreement for 55 counties without actuarial documents for the crop in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for 2021 and succeeding crop years.

The program expansion was approved for the following counties:

  • Alabama: Autauga, Geneva, Macon, Montgomery
  • Georgia: Burke, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins

Written agreements were approved for the following counties:

  • Alabama: Barbour, Colbert, Covington, Crenshaw, Dallas, Escambia, Houston, Lawrence, Lee, Pike, Russell, and Tuscaloosa
  • Florida: Alachua, Calhoun, Columbia, Hamilton, Jackson, Liberty, Levy, Madison, Marion, Okaloosa, Suwannee, and Walton
  • Georgia: Atkinson, Berrien, Bulloch, Butts, Coffee, Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Echols, Greene, Hart, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Miller, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Peach, Pierce, Putnam, Randolph, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Walton, Warren, and Washington

In addition to the changes described above, the following changes are applicable for the 2021 and succeeding crop years:

  • Clarified policy provisions;
  • Added a cancellation and termination date of February 28 for Alabama and Florida;
  • Added an end of insurance period date of December 31 for Alabama and Georgia; and
  • Revised to state representative samples are required in accordance with section 14 of the Basic Provisions.