Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Salem County]

Garden State Crop Insurance Education Initiative


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Program Overview

The Garden State Crop Insurance Education Initiative is in the twelfth year of partnership between Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Salem County, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and the Risk Management Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. This education program is funded by the Risk Management Agency to inform New Jersey agricultural producers about crop insurance. The New Jersey crop insurance education team exhibits at area trade shows, speaks at producer meetings, conducts farm visits, and pursues various other educational avenues. The New Jersey team consists of the following members:

Dan Wunderlich NJDA
David Lee, NJAES
Kelly Steimle, NJAES
Jasen Berkowitz, NJAES
Gene Gantz, RMA

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Important Upcoming Dates:

July 31: Barley end of insurance
July 31: Fall and spring forage seeding cancellation date

August 10:
Processing beans final planting date

August 15:
Apple, blueberry, corn, cranberry, fresh market sweet corn, grain sorghum, oats, peaches, potatoes, soybean, tomato, whole farm revenue premium billing date, processing beans acerage reporting date

August 31:
Apple, blueberry, cranberry, peach, whole farm revenue contract change date
fall forage seeding final planting date

September 15:
Blueberry end of insurance, processing beans premium billing date

September 30: Barley, forage production, wheat termination date, fresh market sweet corn end of insurance, potato contract change date

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Insurable Crops:
Apples - Barley - Blueberries - Corn - Cranberries - Fresh Market Sweet Corn - Forage Production - Forage Seeding  Grain Sorghum - LGM Dairy - Nursery - Oats - Peaches - Potatoes - Processing Beans - Processing Tomatoes - Soybeans - Wheat

Plus more through the Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance plans!


Summer Newsletter 2015

Winter Newsletter 2015

Dairy Newsletter Archives 2011-14

Dairy News January 2015

Dairy News March 2015

Dairy News May    2015

Dairy News July    2015

 Dairy Testimonial #1

Dairy Testimonial #2

Grain Testimonial

Crop Insurance Quickies!!!!






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Dairy LGM Available in NJ
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Crop Policy Fact Sheets and Brochures

NJ Insurance Agent Listing

Insurable Crop Listing by County

Farm-Risk-Plans Website

Risk Management Checklist


Upcoming Meetings

Crop Insurance Display at the Salem County Fair August 4th-7th

Pennsylvania Crop Insurance Meeting Harrisburg Farm Complex August 27th
In cooperation with the following federal, state and local agencies:
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