Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) is a form of federal crop insurance that is reinsured by the federal government and offered by private companies. As the name implies, MPCI policies allow the producer to insure their crops against many naturally occurring perils such as adverse weather, fire, wildlife and failure of irrigation to name a few. Insurable crops and insurable counties are determined by the Risk Management Agency (RMA), which is a division of the USDA. There are different types of MPCI policies, with various endorsements available, to help growers protect their investment. As long as certain requirements are met, a large portion of the producer’s premium is subsidized by the RMA.
Link to the Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP)
Available crop coverage in Hawaii include:
- Macadamia Nuts
SALES CLOSING DATE - the last day to apply for coverage. Closing dates for specific crops click here
FINAL PLANTING DATE - the last day to plant pay unless insured for late planting.
ACREAGE REPORTING DATE - the last day to report the acreage planted. If not reported, insurance will not be in effect.
DATE TO FILE NOTICE OF CROP DAMAGE - after damage; the date the producer decides to discontinue caring for the crop; prior to the beginning of harvest; immediately, if farmer determines that the crop is damaged after harvest begins; or the end of the insurance period, whichever is earlier.
END OF INSURANCE PERIOD -the latest date of insurance coverage.
PAYMENT DUE DATE- the last day to pay the premium without being charged interest.
CANCELLATION DATE- the last day to request cancellation of policy for the next year.
PRODUCTION REPORTING DATE- the last day to report production for Actual Production History (APH).
DEBT TERMINATION DATE- the date insurance company will terminate policy for nonpayment