On May 1, 2020, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) issued Managers Bulletin: MGR-20-012, announcing the expansion of the number of counties where forage seeding is insurable for the 2021 crop year having an April 30 contract change date. https://www.rma.usda.gov/en/Policy-and-Procedure/Bulletins-and-Memos/2020/MGR-20-012
RMA provided a list of the state and counties eligible for Forage Seeding in the 2021 crop year.
Colorado – Alamosa, Bent, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, La Plata, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Prowers, Rio Bianco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Miguel, Washington, Weld, Yuma
Idaho – Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Bonneville, Boundary, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Teton, Twin Falls, Washington
Kansas – Barton, Dickinson, Finney, Gray, Jewel, Kearny, Marion, McPherson, Ottawa, Pawnee, Reno, Republic, Rice, Saline, Sedgwick, Stafford, Washington
Michigan – Allegan, Alpena, Barry, Chippewa, Clare, Delta, Hillsdale, Huron, Ionia, Jackson, Kent, Lapeer, Mecosta, Menominee, Missaukee, Montcalm, Newaygo, Ottawa, Washtenaw
Nebraska – Antelope, Banner, Boone, Box Butte, Buffalo, Burt, Cherry, Cheyenne, Box Butte, Buffalo, Burt, Cherry, Cheyenne, Cuming, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dixon, Garden, Greeley, Holt, Kimball, Lincoln, Madison, Morrill, Pierce, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux, Stanton, Thurston, Washington, Wayne
New York – Cayuga, Livingston, Onondaga, Steuben, Wyoming
Oregon – Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa
Washington – Adams, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima
All statements made are opinions of the author and are not intended to provide legal opinions or legal advice.