Federal Crop Insurance Corporation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Expanding Options for Specialty and Organic Growers (EOSOG)
Document Number: 2024-13198
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-06-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is amending its regulations to expand the availability of enterprise and optional units. FCIC is also clarifying double cropping requirements when another plan of insurance does not require records of acreage and production. FCIC is removing burdensome written agreement requirements and setting new yield guarantee limits for new breaking acreage. In this rule, FCIC is providing flexibility and clarifying rules regarding assignment of indemnity and streamlining and shortening good farming practice determinations. FCIC is also clarifying the timing and method of yield reductions for several perennial crops, and allowing sunburn damaged walnuts to be eligible for indemnity payments through quality adjustment. The changes to the crop insurance policies resulting from the amendments in this rule are applicable for the 2025 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2024. For all other crops, the changes to the policies made in this rule are applicable for the 2026 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2024-05057
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
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: 2024-02991
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
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.
Early Harvest Insurance Flexibility for Sugar Beets
Document Number: 2023-25123
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is amending the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions. This rule makes the early harvest adjustment an option, providing producers with maximum flexibility to tailor their insurance policy to meet the unique risk management needs of their operation. This rule also incorporates comments to improve the early harvest adjustment that were received on a prior final rule amending the Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions, published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019. The changes will be effective for the 2024 and succeeding crop years for counties with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2023, and for the 2025 and succeeding crop years for counties with a contract change date prior to November 30, 2023.
Transparency in Policy Cancellations
Document Number: 2023-22964
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is making a technical amendment to its regulations by clarifying that an Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) may only cancel a crop insurance policy (policy) with express written consent from FCIC. This requirement is already binding in the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA), which establishes the terms under which FCIC provides reinsurance and subsidies on eligible crop insurance policies sold by AIPs. By adding the same conditions to the regulation as are in the policy between the AIP and the producer, it provides greater transparency to producers about the existing rights in their policy. The changes to the crop insurance policies resulting from the amendments in this rule are applicable for the 2024 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2023. For all other crops, the changes to the crop insurance policies made in this rule are applicable for the 2025 and succeeding crop years.
Actual Production History (APH) and Other Crop Insurance Transparency; Corrections
Document Number: 2023-22469
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-10-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On August 30, 2023, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation corrected the Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions, Arizona-California Citrus Crop Insurance Provisions, California Avocado Crop Insurance Provisions, Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Provisions, and the Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions. In reviewing the changes made, FCIC found incorrect crop years in the Crop Provisions. This document makes the corrections.
Request for Information on Prevented Planting
Document Number: 2023-19584
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is reopening the comment period for 30 days to allow the public additional time to provide comments on the prevented planting provisions of the Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP), Basic Provisions published on May 23, 2023. Prevented planting is a feature of many crop insurance plans that provides a payment to cover certain pre-plant costs for a crop that was prevented from being planted due to an insurable cause of loss. FCIC is interested in public input on the following: additional prevented planting coverage based on harvest prices in situations when harvest prices are higher than established prices initially set by FCIC prior to planting; the requirement that acreage must have been planted to a crop, insured, and harvested, in at least 1 of the 4 most recent crop years; additional levels of prevented planting coverage; prevented planting coverage on contracted crops; and other general prevented planting questions.
Actual Production History (APH) and Other Crop Insurance Transparency; Corrections
Document Number: 2023-18689
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 29, 2023, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations, Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions, and the General Administrative Regulations. In reviewing the changes made, FCIC found some incorrect references and conflicting provisions that were not updated to accurately incorporate the changes, and a grammatical error was included in the amendatory instructions. This document makes the corrections.
Actual Production History (APH) and Other Crop Insurance Transparency
Document Number: 2023-13375
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-06-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is amending its regulations to incorporate existing actual production history (APH) requirements into the policy to enhance and improve accessibility, clarity, and transparency for the producer. FCIC is also incorporating existing same year production reporting (SYPR) rules into the policy, clarifying prevented planting rules, incorporating the High-Risk Alternate Coverage Endorsement (HR-ACE) into the policy, clarifying double cropping requirements when another plan of insurance does not require records of acreage and production, and updating organic provisions. In this rule, FCIC is authorizing the availability of enterprise units (EU) and whole farm units (WFU) to be designated in the actuarial documents. The changes to the crop insurance policies resulting from the amendments in this rule are applicable for the 2024 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2023. For all other crops, the changes to the policies made in this rule are applicable for the 2025 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2023-10932
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection request (ICR) associated with the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI).
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2023-10927
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-23
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.
Request for Information and Stakeholder Listening Sessions on Prevented Planting
Document Number: 2023-10926
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is hosting listening sessions and requesting public input about the prevented planting provisions of the Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP), Basic Provisions. Prevented planting is a feature of many crop insurance plans that provides a payment to cover certain pre-plant costs for a crop that was prevented from being planted due to an insurable cause of loss. FCIC is interested in public input on the following: additional prevented planting coverage based on harvest prices in situations when harvest prices are higher than established prices initially set by FCIC prior to planting; the requirement that acreage must have been planted to a crop, insured, and harvested, in at least 1 of the 4 most recent crop years; additional levels of prevented planting coverage; prevented planting coverage on contracted crops; and other general prevented planting questions. We invite stakeholders to respond to this request for information or to participate in the listening session(s). All listening sessions will be posted publicly and open to the public for registration.
Notice of Funding Availability; Additional Payment to Approved Insurance Providers
Document Number: 2023-09203
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency
The Risk Management Agency (RMA), on behalf of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), announces the availability of funding under the Additional Payment (ADD PAY) Program. The ADD PAY Program is a one-time additional payment to Approved Insurance Providers (AIP) administering eligible crop insurance contracts for 2021 reinsurance year specialty crops. The total funding available for the ADD PAY Program is $25 million. Funding for the ADD PAY Program will be distributed to AIPs proportionally based on their respective liabilities for eligible crop insurance contracts for 2021 reinsurance year specialty crops.
Walnut Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2022-27228
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On October 25, 2022, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) revised the Walnut Crop Insurance Provisions. That final rule contained an incorrect instruction in the Settlement of Claim section. This document makes the correction.
Increasing Crop Insurance Flexibility for Sugar Beets
Document Number: 2022-25531
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-11-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions. This rule will reinstate stage guarantees and make the stage removal option permanent to ensure all producers have maximum flexibility to obtain the crop insurance coverage they need for their operation. The changes will be effective for the 2023 and succeeding crop years for counties with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2022, and for the 2024 and succeeding crop years for counties with a contract change date prior to November 30, 2022.
Small Grains and Processing Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Improvements
Document Number: 2022-25529
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-11-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions, Processing Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions, Cabbage Crop Insurance Provisions, and the Fresh Market Tomato (Dollar Plan) Crop Insurance Provisions. The changes will allow revenue coverage for oats and rye under the Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions and extend the end of the insurance period date for processing sweet corn from September 20 to September 30 in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. This will benefit the producers in those states by providing them with an additional 10 days of coverage, consistent with the existing coverage for producers in Iowa. In addition, this final rule will make corrections to the Cabbage Crop Insurance Provisions and the Fresh Market Tomato (Dollar Plan) Crop Insurance Provisions. The changes will be effective for the 2023 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2022, and for the 2024 and succeeding crop years with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2023.
Walnut Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2022-23111
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-10-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is amending its walnut crop insurance regulations to remove the minimum acreage insurability requirement. This change will align the insurability requirements for walnut crop insurance with other tree nut insurance policies. Many walnut producers also grow other tree nut crops. Having different insurability requirements for crop insurance for similar crops has created additional work and confusion for producers and their Approved Insurance Providers (AIP). Much like other tree nut policies, the Walnut Crop Provisions will continue to require that the producer has a share in the orchard, the trees be adapted to the area, grown in an orchard acceptable to the AIP if inspected, and meet a minimum age requirement. The remaining insurability requirements have proven to be effective underwriting controls in the other tree nut policies to ensure the walnut crop insurance program remains actuarially sound with this change. In aligning the insurability requirements for walnuts and similar crops, this change is expected to make it easier for producers to obtain walnut crop insurance.
Crop Insurance Reporting and Other Changes (CIROC); Corrections
Document Number: 2022-18595
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 30, 2022, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations, Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions, and 20 Crop Provisions. That final rule contained some incorrect references, missing words, grammatical and spelling errors, repetitive parenthetical titles, and inadvertently removed text in the amendatory instructions. This document makes the corrections.
Notice of Funding Availability; Transitional and Organic Grower Assistance
Document Number: 2022-18200
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency
The Risk Management Agency (RMA), on behalf of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), announces the availability of funding under the Transitional and Organic Grower Assistance (TOGA) Program. The TOGA Program aims to assist producers that transition to and continue using organic agricultural systems. To address the economic challenges that arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this crop insurance support to growers is a part of building more and better markets for American growers and consumers and increasing the resilience of the food supply chain. TOGA premium assistance will be applied to the premium billing statements for the 2023 reinsurance year, which covers applicable policies with sales closing dates from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. For most eligible crops, the 2023 reinsurance year is also the 2023 crop year. However, a few crops are in the 2023 reinsurance year but cover a different crop year. Some examples include raisins, California avocados, macadamia nuts, and several citrus crops.
Notice of Request for Revision of an Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-16840
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection request associated with the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance.
Pandemic Cover Crop Program; Correction
Document Number: 2022-05785
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Due to inadvertently having not included valid cover cropping practices because of the timing of acreage reporting, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is correcting a final rule that published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2022. The final rule announced the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) that provides support for agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2022 crop year. With a specific focus on strengthening outreach to underserved producers and communities and small and medium agricultural operations, USDA dedicated funding to reaching a broader set of producers than was reached in previous COVID-19 assistance programs. As a part of that initiative, the final rule established PCCP for 2022.
Pandemic Cover Crop Program
Document Number: 2022-02965
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This rule announces the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) to provide support for agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2022 crop year. USDA is dedicating funding to reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 assistance programs, with a specific focus on strengthening outreach to underserved producers and communities and small and medium agricultural operations. As a part of that initiative, this rule establishes PCCP for 2022.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Apple Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2022-01566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is extending the comment period for an additional 60 days to provide the public more time to provide comments on the proposed rule to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Apple Crop Insurance Provisions. The additional comment period will end on April 15, 2022.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Apple Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-26989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Apple Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes to better meet the needs of the apple producers, to address program vulnerabilities that have caused increased loss ratios and rising premium costs, and to provide safeguards against fraud, waste, and abuse. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2023 and succeeding crop years.
General Administrative Regulations, Administrative Remedies for Non-Compliance; Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy, Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Bean Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-25925
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is amending its regulations to revise organic terminology to be consistent with USDA's National Organic Program, provide cover crop relief for prevented planting situations, add flexibility to the prevented planting provisions, provide an option for rice producers to delay measurement of farm-stored production, allow enterprise units by type for sunflowers, add earlage and snaplage as an acceptable method of harvest for corn, clarify that in a loss situation when a producer changes their planned method of harvest they must notify insurance providers before harvest begins, and clarify enterprise and optional unit insurance choices for contract seed bean producers. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2021. For all other crops, the changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2023 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions and Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-17300
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 24, 2021, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Dry Pea and Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions. That final rule inadvertently omitted the term ``you'' in the Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions and is being added in this correction.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations
Document Number: 2021-16539
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 30, 2021, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations and Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions. That final rule inadvertently failed to revise the applicable crop year in the introductory text of the ARPI policy. This document makes the correction.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions; Corrections
Document Number: 2021-15587
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 25, 2021, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions. That final rule included a typographical error in an amendatory instruction resulting in change that could not be made in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This document makes those corrections.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations and Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2021-13939
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations and Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP), Basic Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to improve unit provisions and organic farming practice provisions, revise the definition of veteran farmer or rancher, and clarify provisions. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2021. For all other crops, the changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2023 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-13113
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions and Malting Barley Price and Quality Endorsement. For the Small Grains Crop Insurance Provisions, the intended effect of this action is to allow enterprise units by type for wheat, to clarify policy provisions for consistency with other crop provisions that offer coverage on both winter and spring-planted acreage of the crop. For the Malting Barley Price and Quality Endorsement, the intended effect is to remove and reserve this section. The changes will be effective for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-13328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, 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; Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions and Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-13115
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Bean Crop Insurance Provisions and Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions. For the Dry Bean Crop Insurance Provisions and Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions, the intended effect of this action is to allow enterprise and optional units by type, to clarify policy provisions, and for consistency with other crop provisions that offer coverage on both winter and spring-planted acreage of the crop. The changes will be effective for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Northern Potato Crop Insurance-Quality Endorsement; Northern Potato Crop Insurance-Processing Quality Endorsement; Potato Crop Insurance-Certified Seed Endorsement; and Northern Potato Crop Insurance-Storage Coverage Endorsement
Document Number: 2021-08955
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Northern Potato Crop InsuranceQuality Endorsement; Northern Potato Crop InsuranceProcessing Quality Endorsement; Potato Crop Insurance Certified Seed Endorsement; and Northern Potato Crop InsuranceStorage Coverage Endorsement. The intended effect of this action is to specify that the premium is only applicable for planted acreage under these Endorsements. The Endorsements are designed to protect against losses associated with the final harvested crop (potatoes). For example, the Northern Potato Crop InsuranceStorage Coverage Endorsement extends crop insurance coverage for potatoes that have been harvested and are in storage. Acreage prevented from planting would not need coverage that is specifically designed for a final harvested crop. FCIC is revising the Endorsements to specify that the additional premium (for the Endorsements) is only applicable for planted acreage. The changes to the policies made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after April 30, 2021.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-08953
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to clarify that producers are able to purchase or change insurance coverage on spring seeded forage until the spring sales closing date if they did not plant any insurable fall seeded forage in the same crop year. The changes are to be effective for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-03502
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On November 30, 2020, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation published a final rule which revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, and Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions. Changes were published in the final rule that were inadvertently not incorporated when the changes were made in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as currently reflected in the electronic CFR. This rule makes those corrections.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-27348
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-26036
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP), Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions (Sunflower Seed Crop Provisions); and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions (Dry Pea Crop Provisions). The intended effect of this action is to improve prevented planting provisions, revise beginning farmer or rancher and veteran farmer or rancher provisions and clarify arbitration provisions. In addition to these changes, FCIC is making clarifications to the Dry Pea Crop Provisions and revising the cancellation and termination dates in the Sunflower Seed Crop Provisions. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2021 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2020. For all other crops, the changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-21274
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-13831
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions; and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to implement the changes contained in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill). Section 11122 of the 2018 Farm Bill required that FCIC research and develop methods of adjusting for quality losses. In addition to the 2018 Farm Bill required changes, FCIC is updating provisions regarding premium offsets, Administrator reinstatement, notice of loss, double cropping requirements, prevented planting, and units. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2021 crop year for crops with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2020. For all crops the changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-13457
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions (Crop Provisions). The intended effect of this action is to update crop insurance policy provisions and definitions to better reflect current agricultural practices. The changes are to be effective for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
Debt Management
Document Number: 2020-09447
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Office of the Secretary
The general debt management regulations of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) provide that individual USDA agencies may issue regulations for their own specific debt collection activities principally in recognition that the agencies conducted debt collection activities prior to the enactment of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). Many of the provisions of individual agencies are redundant to part 3. This rule will eliminate the debt collection regulations of the following USDA agencies, and part 3 will be revised to include specific provisions used by these agencies: the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC); the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In addition, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Civil Penalties Act), this rule updates the size of civil monetary penalties to reflect inflationary adjustments for 2020.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-10240
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to clarify policy provisions and for consistency with other crop provisions that offer coverage on both fall and spring-planted acreage of the crop. The changes will be effective for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Production Crop Insurance Provisions and Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-08708
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Forage Production Crop Insurance Provisions and Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to update existing policy provisions and definitions to better reflect current agricultural practices and allow for variations in insurance provisions based on regionally-specific agronomic conditions and potential future expansions. The changes are to be effective for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-03162
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-19
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
Document Number: 2020-03161
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-19
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.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2019-25844
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions (Crop Provisions) and makes amendments to the final rule, with request for comment, published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2018, that updated existing policy provisions and definitions to better reflect current agricultural practices. This final rule is amended based on comments received and other issues identified since implementation of the previous final rule. The changes will be effective for the 2020 and succeeding crop years in states with a November 30 contract change date and for the 2021 and succeeding crop years in all other states.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2019-25862
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions (Crop Provisions). The intended effect of this action is to allow separate enterprise and optional units by the cropping practices Following Another Crop (FAC) and Not Following Another Crop (NFAC). The changes will be effective for the 2020 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2019-25387
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2019, which revised the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions, and the Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions. This correction is being published to correct an incorrect reference in section 3(g)(3) of the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Rice Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2019-25386
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Rice Crop Insurance Provisions (Crop Provisions). The intended effect of this action is to allow for new irrigation methods and change the cancellation and termination dates in certain states to align with other row crops to implement the changes contained in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill). The changes will be effective for the 2020 and succeeding crop years.
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