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David Sparks Ph.d Triticale Crop Insurance
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: July 26, 2017

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New Insurance Plan for Triticale Now Available in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Sales Closing Date is Sept. 30, 2017


“It’s like a grain, your barley, rye, wheat, oats.” That’s Jo Lynne Seufer, Risk Management Specialist for the USDA’s Risk Management Agency in Spokane. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency wants to inform producers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington about a new insurance plan option for the crop triticale. Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and can be covered through this new plan.


Insurance for triticale is now available for the 2018 crop year in Idaho: Ada, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clearwater, Elmore, Franklin, Freemont, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Teton and Twin Falls counties; Oregon: Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington and Yamhill counties; and Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Douglas, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Skagit, Spokane, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima counties.


The triticale plan provides coverage for damage resulting from naturally occurring events. It is similar to other individual yield-based insurance plans and uses a producer’s Actual Production History to establish the insurance guarantee. Producers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2018 crop year.


Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator. Growers can use the RMA Cost Estimator to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online.

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