RMA reminds farmers to file insurance
claims after recent flooding
Claims must be filed within 72 hours of
Send a link to a friend
[July 16, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 15, 2014 — The
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in areas where
heavy rainfall and flood conditions have caused crop damage to
contact their crop insurance company.
Producers who are affected by flooding must notify their agent
within 72 hours of discovering damage. Before a producer takes any
action on the damaged crop or flooded acreage, they must receive
approval, in writing, from their insurance company.
There may be several options available for producers. “Crop
insurance is critical to many farm operations in our region,” said
RMA’s Springfield Regional Office Director Brian Frieden. RMA’s
Springfield Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
“We encourage producers affected by the flooding to contact their
crop insurance agent to report damage and discuss all possible
Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private
crop insurance agents. Contact a local crop insurance agent for
more information about the program. A list of crop insurance
agents is available at all USDA Service Centers or on the RMA
[Text received; MIRANDA WHITE, RISK
MANAGEMENT AGENCY, USDA]
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410
or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339
(Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).