Federal Crop Insurance Corporation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement; Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2017-25330
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions, and the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions to revise and clarify policy provisions and reduce burden on producers choosing to insure their crops. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2018 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a 2018 contract change date on or after the effective date of the rule, and for the 2019 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a 2018 contract change date prior to the effective date of the rule.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-24743
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Standard Reinsurance Agreement and Appendices I, II and IV administered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). Appendix III is excluded because it contains the Data Acceptance System requirements.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-20975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) intention to request an extension to a currently approved information collection for the submission of policies, provisions of policies, rates of premium, and non-reinsured supplemental policies under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the submission of policies, provisions of policies, rates of premium, and non-reinsured supplemental policies under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (7 CFR 457.8)
Document Number: 2017-13242
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (Basic Provisions) and makes amendments to the final rule, with request for comment, published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2016, that clarified and revised the policy definition of ``practical to replant'' and ``replanted crop,'' and policy provisions regarding double cropping. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2018 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a contract change date on or after the effective date of the rule, and for the 2019 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a contract change date prior to the effective date of the rule.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Various Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2016-27720
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions, Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions, Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions, Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions, Hybrid Sorghum Seed Crop Insurance Provisions, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions, Safflower Crop Insurance Provisions, Popcorn Crop Insurance Provisions, Peanut Crop Insurance Provisions, Onion Crop Insurance Provisions, Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions, Green Pea Crop Insurance Provisions, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions, Rice Crop Insurance Provisions, Northern Potato Crop Insurance Provisions, Central and Southern Potato Crop Insurance Provisions, Dry Bean Crop Insurance Provisions, Hybrid Seed Corn Crop Insurance Provisions, Processing Sweet Corn Crop Provisions, Processing Bean Crop Insurance Provisions, Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions, Millet Crop Insurance Provisions, and Mustard Crop Insurance Provisions. The purpose of this final rule with comment is to update prevented planting coverage levels through the actuarial documents to improve actuarial considerations and coverage offered, program integrity, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. The changes to the Crop Provisions made in this rule are applicable for the 2017 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a 2017 contract change date on or after the effective date of the rule, and for the 2018 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a 2017 contract change date prior to the effective date of the rule.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection-Subpart U-Ineligibility for Programs Under the Federal Crop Insurance Act
Document Number: 2016-22579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Subpart U Ineligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection-Area Risk Protection Insurance
Document Number: 2016-22577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Area Risk Protection Insurance.
Submission of Policies, Provisions of Policies, Rates of Premium, and Non-Reinsured Supplemental Policies
Document Number: 2016-18743
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the General Administrative RegulationSubpart VSubmission of Policies, Provisions of Policies, Rates of Premium, and Non-Reinsured Supplemental Policies. The intended effect of this action is to incorporate legislative changes to the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act) stemming from the Agricultural Act of 2014, clarify existing regulations, lessen the burden on submitters of crop insurance policies, provisions of policies, or rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Act, provide guidance on the submission and payment for concept proposals under section 522 of the Act, provide provisions for submission and approval of index-based weather plans of insurance as authorized by section 523(i) of the Act, and to incorporate changes that are consistent with those made in the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (Basic Provisions).
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2016-18751
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains a correction to the link in the definition of ``limited resource farmer'' that is currently provided in the CFR.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18748
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains corrections to the final regulation which was published June 13, 2016 (81 FR 38061-38067). The regulation, as here pertinent, related to the insurance of Texas Citrus Fruit.
General Administrative Regulations; Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement; Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2016-15327
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the General Administrative RegulationsIneligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations, and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions to revise those provisions affected by changes mandated by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the 2014 Farm Bill), enacted on February 7, 2014.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2016-14735
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of policyholders. Issues have arisen regarding: The qualifications for double cropping; and when it is practical to replant. This rule addresses those issues.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2016-13770
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions, to provide policy changes to better meet the needs of policyholders, to clarify existing policy provisions, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. Specifically, this final rule modifies or clarifies certain definitions, clarifies unit establishment, clarifies substantive provisions for consistency with terminology changes, modifies the insured causes of loss, clarifies required timing for loss notices, modifies portions of loss calculation formulas, and addresses potential misinterpretations or ambiguity related to these issues. The changes will be effective for the 2018 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2015-32951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes to better meet the needs of policyholders, to clarify existing policy provisions, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. Specifically, this proposed rule intends to modify or clarify certain definitions, clarify unit establishment, clarify substantive provisions for consistency with terminology changes, modify the insured causes of loss, clarify required timing for loss notices, modify portions of loss calculation formulas, and address potential misinterpretations or ambiguity related to these issues. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2018 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations
Document Number: 2015-33015
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions, Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2015-32308
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions and Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of policyholders. As discussed further within this rule, FCIC received requests to simplify program administration consistent with evolving farming practices in cotton crop production. The changes will be effective for the 2017 and succeeding crop years.
General Administrative Regulations
Document Number: 2015-32219
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations; ARPI Basic Provisions and ARPI Forage Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2015-29652
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations; ARPI Basic Provisions and ARPI Forage Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to meet the goals of the Acreage Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI), which is a United States Department of Agriculture initiative and required by Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), by aligning ARPI Forage Production with the Actual Production History Forage Production Crop Insurance Provisions and to address language contained in section 12305(b)(1)(B) of the 2014 Farm Bill that prohibits FCIC from offering the catastrophic (CAT) level of coverage for any crops or grasses used for grazing. The changes will be effective for the 2017 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-24413
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance.
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-23440
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Note: With the renewal of this package, we are changing the title of the current information collection from General Administrative Regulations; Interpretations of Statutory and Regulatory Provisions to Interpretations of Statutory and Regulatory Provisions and Written Interpretations of FCIC Procedures. This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the interpretation of statutory and regulatory provisions and written interpretations of FCIC procedures administered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-23438
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Risk Management Education and Targeted States Partnerships Program; Request for Applications.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Macadamia Tree Crop Insurance Provisions and Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2015-08690
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Macadamia Tree Crop Insurance Provisions and the Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and to better meet the needs of the producers. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2016 and succeeding crop years for macadamia trees and for the 2017 and succeeding crop years for macadamia nuts.
General Administrative Regulations; Subpart X-Interpretations of Statutory Provisions, Policy Provisions, and Procedures
Document Number: 2015-06224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to revise the General and Administrative Regulation Subpart X Interpretations of Statutory and Regulatory Provisions, to incorporate interpretations of procedures previously issued and administered in accordance with Manager's Bulletin MGR-05-018 and to provide a mechanism for interpretations of policy provisions that are not codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. The intended effect of this action is to provide requestors with information on how to request a final agency determination or an interpretation of FCIC procedures within one administrative regulation, bring consistency and clarity to the processes used, and to clarify existing provisions.
Part 400-General Administrative Regulation-Subpart V-Submission of Policies, Provisions of Policies and Rates of Premium
Document Number: 2015-03604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to replace the General Administrative RegulationSubpart VSubmission of Policies, Provisions of Policies and Rates of Premium. The intended effect of this action is to incorporate legislative changes to the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act) stemming from the Agricultural Act of 2014, clarify existing regulations, lessen the burden of submitters of crop insurance policies, provisions of policies, or rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Act, provide guidance on the submission and payment for concept proposals under section 522 of the Act, and to incorporate changes that are consistent with those made in the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (Basic Provisions).
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-25904
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision of a currently approved paperwork package associated with the Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI).
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Macadamia Tree Crop Insurance Provisions and Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2014-17997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Macadamia Tree Crop Insurance Provisions and the Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Provisions to remove the provision requiring an optional unit to contain at least 80 acres. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and to better meet the needs of the producers. The changes will apply for the 2016 and succeeding crop years for macadamia trees and the 2017 and succeeding crop years for macadamia nuts.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Pear Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2014-17491
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Pear Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to improve coverage available to pear producers, to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. Changes are also proposed to the Optional Coverage for Pear Quality Adjustment Endorsement to broaden coverage available to producers to manage their risk more effectively. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
General Administrative Regulations; Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement; Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2014-15074
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the General Administrative RegulationsIneligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations, and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions to revise those provisions affected by changes mandated by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the 2014 Farm Bill), enacted on February 7, 2014.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seed Crop Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2014-14625
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains a correction to the final regulation that was published Thursday, May 29, 2014 (79 FR 30703-30708). The regulation pertains to the insurance of Forage Seed.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seed Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2014-12429
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the addition of a new regulation that provides forage seed insurance. The provisions will be used in conjunction with the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (Basic Provisions), which contain standard terms and conditions common to most crop insurance programs. The intended effect of this action is to convert the Forage Seed pilot crop insurance program to a permanent insurance program for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
Funding Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education Partnerships Program
Document Number: 2014-11239
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces its intent to award approximately $2,000,000 to fund the Risk Management Education Partnerships Program. The minimum award for any cooperative partnership agreement is $20,000. The maximum award for any cooperative partnership agreement is $99,999. The cooperative partnership agreements will be awarded on a competitive basis up to one year from the date of the award.
Funding Opportunity Title: Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States Announcement Type: Announcement of Availability of Funds and Request for Applications (RFA) for Competitive Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2014-11238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces its intent to award approximately $5,000,000 to fund cooperative agreements under the Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States Program. Dates: All applications, which must be submitted electronically through http://rvs.umn.edu/Home.aspx, must be received by close of business (COB) on [11:59 p.m. EST] June 30, 2014. Hard copy applications will NOT be accepted. A tutorial on how to apply is available at http://rvs.umn.edu/rmaresources. Purpose: The purpose of the Targeted States program is to deliver crop insurance education and information to U.S. agricultural producers in States where there is traditionally, and continues to be a low level of Federal crop insurance participation and availability, and producers are underserved by the Federal crop insurance program. These states, defined as Targeted States for the purposes of this RFA, are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Any cooperative agreements that may be funded will not exceed the maximum funding amount established for each of the Targeted States. Awardees must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. Applications submitted under this RFA must demonstrate how the proposed crop insurance education activities will help producers in Targeted States understand: The kinds of risks addressed by crop insurance; The features of existing and emerging crop insurance products such as AGR/AGR-lite or Whole Farm, Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), and Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) where available; The use of crop insurance in the management of risk; How the use of crop insurance can affect other risk management decisions, such as the use of marketing and financial (including farm financial benchmarking) tools; and How to make informed decisions on crop insurance prior to the sales closing date deadline.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Pear Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2014-07155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Pear Crop Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to improve coverage available to pear producers, to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. Changes are also proposed to the Optional Coverage for Pear Quality Adjustment Endorsement to broaden coverage available to producers to manage their risk more effectively. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-07616
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Standard Reinsurance Agreement and Appendices I, II and IV administered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). Appendix III is excluded because it contains the Data Acceptance System requirements.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-07615
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension to a currently approved information collection for the submission of policies, provisions of policies and rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the submission of policies, provisions of policies and rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
General Administrative Regulations; Mutual Consent Cancellation; Food Security Act of 1985, Implementation; Denial of Benefits; and Ineligibility for Programs Under the Federal Crop Insurance Act
Document Number: 2013-31357
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the General Administrative Regulations to revise regulations addressing Ineligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. The intended effect of this action is to eliminate redundancies, improve clarity, remove or update obsolete references, and add references to other provisions regarding ineligibility for Federal crop insurance.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2013-28319
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes amendments made to the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions to make the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions consistent with the Upland Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions and to allow a late planting period. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes to better meet the needs of the producers. The changes will be effective for the 2014 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Processing Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2013-21826
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Processing Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes that better meet the needs of insured producers. The changes will be effective for the 2014 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seed Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2013-20802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to add a provision to its regulations that provides forage seed insurance. The provisions will be used in conjunction with the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (Basic Provisions), which contain standard terms and conditions common to most crop programs. The intended effect of this action is to convert the Forage Seed pilot crop insurance program to a permanent insurance program for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement
Document Number: 2013-20800
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement. The intended effect of this action is to clarify existing policy provisions and to incorporate changes that are consistent with those made in the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions and to incorporate provisions regarding catastrophic risk protection coverage for area yield plans from the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Basic Provisions. The changes will be effective for the 2014 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a contract change date on or after the effective date of this rule, and for the 2015 and succeeding crop years for all crops with a contract change date prior to the effective date of this rule.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2013-18821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions to make the ELS Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions consistent with the Upland Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions and to allow a late planting period. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and to better meet the needs of the producers. The changes will apply for the 2014 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Arizona-California Citrus Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2013-18414
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Arizona-California Citrus Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. The changes will be effective for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations and Area Risk Protection Insurance Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2013-15222
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Basic Provisions, ARPI Barley Crop Insurance Provisions, ARPI Corn Crop Insurance Provisions, ARPI Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions, ARPI Forage Crop Insurance Provisions, ARPI Grain Sorghum Crop Insurance Provisions, ARPI Peanut Crop Insurance Provisions, ARPI Soybean Crop Insurance Provisions, and ARPI Wheat Crop Insurance Provisions to provide area yield protection and area revenue protection. These provisions will replace the Group Risk Plan (GRP) provisions in 7 CFR part 407, which includes the: GRP Basic Provisions, GRP Barley Crop Provisions, GRP Corn Crop Provisions, GRP Cotton Crop Provisions, GRP Forage Crop Provisions, GRP Peanut Crop Provisions, GRP Sorghum Crop Provisions, GRP Soybean Crop Provisions, and GRP Wheat Crop Provisions. The ARPI provisions will also replace the Group Risk Income Protection (GRIP) Basic Provisions, the GRIP Crop Provisions, and the GRIP-Harvest Revenue Option (GRIP-HRO). The GRP and GRIP plans of insurance will no longer be available. The intended effect of this action is to offer producers a choice of Area Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection with the Harvest Price Exclusion, or Area Yield Protection, all within one Basic Provision and the applicable Crop Provisions. This will reduce the amount of information producers must read to determine the best risk management tool for their operation and will improve the provisions to better meet the needs of insureds. The changes will apply for the 2014 and succeeding crop years.
Funding Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education Partnerships Program
Document Number: 2013-13241
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programs:CFDA No. 10.458 (Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States). Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices of each announcement. The collections of information in this Announcement have been approved by OMB under control numbers 0563-0066 and 0563-0067. All applications, which must be submitted electronically through rma.agrisk.umn.edu must be received by close of business (COB) 11:59 p.m. EST. on July 22, 2013. Hard copy applications will NOT be accepted. A tutorial on how to apply is available at rma.agrisk.umn.edu.
Funding Opportunity Title: Risk Management Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program)
Document Number: 2013-13239
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces its intent to award approximately $5,000,000 to fund cooperative agreements under the Risk Management Education in Targeted States Program. Purpose: The purpose of the Targeted States program is to deliver crop insurance education and information to U.S. agricultural producers in States where there is traditionally, and continues to be a low level of Federal crop insurance participation and availability, and producers are underserved by the Federal crop insurance program. These states, defined as Targeted States for the purposes of this RFA, are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Any cooperative agreements that may be funded will not exceed the maximum funding amount established for each of the Targeted States. Awardees must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. Applications submitted under this RFA must demonstrate how the proposed crop insurance education activities will help producers in Targeted States understand: The kinds of risks addressed by crop insurance; the features of existing and emerging crop insurance products; in states where applicable, the proper use and application of cover crops as recommended or recognized by USDA, to include a thorough discussion of how cover crops are specifically recognized within the Federal crop insurance program and administered in accordance with USDA procedures or recognized good farming practices applicator specific crop and regions/location; the use of crop insurance in the management of risk; how the use of crop insurance can affect other risk management decisions, such as the use of marketing and financial tools; how to make informed decisions on crop insurance prior to the sales closing date deadline; and, record-keeping requirements for crop insurance.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Pecan Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2013-13358
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains a correction to the final regulation that was published Thursday, February 28, 2013 (78 FR 13454-13460). The regulation pertains to the insurance of Pecans.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Florida Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2013-08846
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains corrections to the final regulation that was published Friday, December 21, 2012. The regulation pertains to the insurance of Florida Citrus Fruit.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Arizona-California Citrus Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2013-06106
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Arizona-California Citrus Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes, to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of policyholder, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Pecan Revenue Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2013-04468
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Pecan Revenue Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. The proposed changes will apply for the 2014 and succeeding crop years. Policyholders are hereby given notice that 2013 will be the last year coverage will be available under the old Pecan Revenue Crop Provisions. The Pecan Revenue Special Provisions will modify the Pecan Revenue Crop Provisions for the 2013 crop year by changing the definition of two-year coverage module to one crop year. This change through the Special Provisions will be applicable to policyholders beginning the first year of a two-year coverage module in the 2013 crop year. All producers who choose to purchase coverage on pecan acreage for the 2014 crop year will begin a new two-year coverage module under the terms and conditions of the revised Pecan Revenue Crop Provisions. Requiring all producers to start a new two-year coverage module for the 2014 crop year under the terms of the revised Pecan Revenue Crop Provisions will provide equitable treatment of pecan producers by allowing all pecan producers to be eligible for the same benefits beginning in the 2014 crop year and will simplify the administration of the transition to the modified program.