Tallahassee, Fla. – Yesterday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is advising farmers to utilize new flexibilities for crop insurance announced by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA).
“Our team has been in constant communication with agriculture producers, industry leaders, and the USDA throughout the coronavirus outbreak — we have relayed concerns and challenges facing the industry here in Florida, including the need for crop insurance flexibilities,” shared Commissioner Nikki Fried. “We’re thankful for this support from the USDA and we are advising producers to utilize these new flexibilities. As our agriculture community works to meet demand for fresh food and ensure the public’s needs are met, we are committed to supporting them in every way possible — we will continue coordinating with the USDA in case further support is needed.”
The USDA will continue supporting producers and working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIP). Producers can continue to work with their AIP on policies, claims, and agreements….
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