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:

October 10: Processing tomato end of insurance date

October 15: Forage production, fall seeding production, and processing bean end of insurance date

October 20: Barley final planting date, corn silage end of insurance date

October 31: Oats end of insurance, wheat final planting date

– LGM-Dairy, 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 Adjusted Gross Revenue insurance plans!


Winter Newsletter 2013

2012 Nursery News

Dairy Newsletter Archives 2011-13

Dairy News August 2013

Dairy News November 2013

Dairy News January 2014

Dairy News March 2014

Dairy News May    2014

Dairy News July    2014

Dariy News September

2013 Dairy Testimonial

Crop Insurance Quickies!!!!








- Changes to Apple policy Click here

- New COMBO policy replaces APH and CRC  to make insuring grains simpler. 
Click here

Dairy LGM Available in NJ
(see newsletters above)


Crop Policy Fact Sheets and Brochures

NJ Insurance Agent Listing

Insurable Crop Listing by County

Farm-Risk-Plans Website

Risk Management Checklist


Upcoming Meetings

JUNE 30 JULY 1-2 Crop Insurance Educational Meeting and Lunch at Perdue in Bridgeton
In cooperation with the following federal, state and local agencies:
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