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:

January 15: apple, blueberry, cranberry, peach acerage reports due

January 31: nursery contract change date,
potato sales closing/cancellation date

March 1: nursery premium billing date

March 15: corn, fresh market sweet corn, grain sorghum, oats, processing bean, soybean, tomato, and whole farm revenue protection sales closing/cancellation deadline, spring forage seeding sales closing deadline

April 11: corn earliest planting date

April 15: soybean earliest planting date

April 20: processing bean earliest planting date

April 21: grain sorghum earliest planting date

April 30: spring and fall forage seeding contract change 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 Whole Farm Revenue Protection insurance plans!


Summer Newsletter 2014

Winter Newsletter 2015

Dairy Newsletter Archives 2011-14

Dairy News January 2014

Dairy News March 2014

Dairy News May    2014

Dairy News July    2014

Dariy News September 2014

Dairy News November 2014

 Dairy Testimonial

Crop Insurance Quickies!!!!






LGM Dairy


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

January 6 Crop Insurance Educational Meeting and FSA's NAP
meeting at Rutgers Snyder Fam

January 7 Crop Insurance Educational Meeting and FSA's NAP meeting at Salem Rutgers Extension Center
In cooperation with the following federal, state and local agencies:
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