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                                Rachel Jeronimus, NJAES
Mary Staak, RMA

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Important Upcoming Dates:

November 20:
    -Apple Sales Closing
    -Blueberry Sales Closing
    -Cranberry Sales Closing
    -Peach Sales Closing

January 31:
    -Potato Crop Insurance Sales Closing

March 15:
    -Corn/Silage Sales Closing

    -Spring Forage Seeding Sales Closing
    -Fresh Market Sweet Corn Sales Closing
    -Grain Sorghum Sales Closing
    -Oats Sales Closing
    -Processing Beans Sales Closing
    -Soybeans Sales Closing
    -Processing Tomatoes Sales Closing
    -Whole Farm Revenue Sales Closing

May 1:
    -Nursery Crop Insurance (for full year of coverage otherwise       continuous enrollment)

May 31:
    -Nursery changes to existing policies

July 31:
    -Fall Forage Seeding Sales Closing

September 30:
    -Barley Sales Closing
    -Wheat Sales Closing
    -Forage Production Sales Closing

Continuous: LGM-Diary, Nursery

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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!


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Dairy LGM Available in NJ
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Crop Policy Fact Sheets 

NJ Insurance Agent Listing

Insurable Crop Listing by County

Farm-Risk-Plans Website

Risk Management Checklist


Upcoming Meetings

Perdue Grain Elevator Meeting, Marketing and Crop Insurance
Bridgeton NJ
Oct 12,13,14

Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Hersey PA
Jan 31-Feb 2

Atlantic City Vegetable Growers Convention and Trade Show
Harrahs Atlantic City
Feb 7,8,9
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