USDA Expands Insurance for Blueberry Growers


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency recently announced that availability of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance for blueberries in the 2013 crop year has been expanded in Benton, Franklin, Grant, Walla Walla and Yakima counties in Washington.

Farmers are encouraged to visit soon with their crop insurance agent to learn the details for the 2013 crop year, according to a news release. Private insurance companies and agents sell and provide federal crop insurance policies. The crop insurance sales closing date is November 20 for apple, blueberry, cherry, cranberry, grape, pear and stone fruit crops. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers or at