Advertisement

Pa. farmers eligible for insurance discounts

November 28, 2006

HARRISBURG - One deadline has already passed, but Pennsylvania farmers can still receive an additional 15 percent reduction in their 2007 crop insurance premiums, state Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said.

The deadline for the group risk forage program is Thursday, Nov. 30.

The deadline for fruit crops passed Nov. 21.

"This year, Governor Rendell and the General Assembly tripled the state's investment in crop insurance, now at $3 million," said Wolff.

The 15 percent discount applies to all policies, after the federal discount, for any 2007 insurable crops grown in Pennsylvania, Wolff said.

Producers should contact their local crop insurance agent for specific policy deadlines, he said.

AGR-Lite, the only state-owned crop insurance product in the nation, is a whole-farm umbrella policy designed for specialty crop and diversified farm operations.

Advertisement

For more information on the programs, call 1-717-787-6041 or visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on "Producers."

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|