North Carolina Apiculture and Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Crop Insurance Deadline is November 15

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces North Carolina beekeepers and Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) producers that the Rainfall Index program is available in New York. November 15, is the final date for producers to apply for crop insurance.

Rainfall Index is a group risk policy that covers apiculture as well as forage and livestock producers’ forage produced for grazing or harvested for hay. The Rainfall Index uses National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. Insurance payments to a producer who suffers a loss are calculated on the deviation from normal precipitation within the area and time period selected.

The nationwide insurance coverage map is on the USDA Web site: This web site also has a mapping tool to locate which land is insurable. It also has historical data, coverage details, and a premium calculator. For more information, log on to the RMA Web site at or contact a local crop insurance agent as soon as possible. A list of agents is maintained at the local USDA Farm Service Agency office and on the RMA Web site at is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.