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RMA Information on COVID-19 and Dumped Milk on Dairy Revenue Protection and Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Policies

As we continue to face challenges due to COVID-19, the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) has issued multiple bulletinsRMA_COVID_DRP_LGM and updates. Please see below for highlights of the most recent bulletins. 

MGR-20-006.1: COVID-19 and Impact on Production Reporting Date (PRD) for Crops 

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  • For any crop year insurance policy with a PRD of March 15, 2020, through May 15, 2020, AIPs are authorized to accept production reports through the earlier of the ARD or 30 calendar days after the applicable PRD.
  • Insureds who do not provide an acceptable production report by the earlier of the ARD or 30 calendar days after the PRD, or do not follow up with a properly signed form(s) by no later than July 15, 2020, will be considered to have failed to comply with the requirements of section 3(f) of the BP.

MGR-20-009: COVID-19 and Crop Insurance Deadlines – Additional Relief

This bulletin addresses several issues in the action statement, including:

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  • 2021 Crop Year Sales and Reporting Deadlines for Crops with Sales Closing Dates prior to July 15, 2020.
  • Reporting Deadline for Options, Endorsements, and Forms for Applicable Crop Years with Deadlines prior to July 15, 2020.
  • Perennial Crop Pre-Acceptance Inspection Report (PAIR).
  • Nursery and Nursery Value Select (NVS) Program Inspections.
  • Producer Signature Deadline for Written Agreement Offers.

MGR-20-010: Dumped Milk on Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) and Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) for Dairy Policies 

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  • For the 2020 calendar year, Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) are authorized to count dumped milk towards the milk marketings (for DRP) or actual marketings (for LGM-Dairy) regardless of whether the milk was sold.
  • Producers will still have to provide supporting documentation to the AIP from the cooperative or milk handler verifying the actual pounds dumped and that the milk dumped.
  • RMA is also removing the testing requirements for dumped milk under the DRP program for producers insuring milk under the component pricing option forced to dump milk. AIPs may use the average butter fat and protein levels for dump milk not tested.

Click here to read the full press release.

We will continue to monitor any changes and keep you informed of any updates as they arise. As a reminder, while many employees are working remotely, NAU Country remains here for you and your policyholders. 

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