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December 13, 2022

Changes to Strawberry Crop Insurance Policy Being Sought

Want changes made to strawberry crop insurance policies?  Here’s Your Chance to Provide Input.

The crop insurance policy that covers strawberries in California is in the process of being reviewed.  Now is your chance to provide input to see the changes you want made to this type of policy. The United States Department of Agriculture reviews new crop insurance policies four years after implantation to evaluate and the benefits and problems of the product.

For instance, was the product advertised enough so people knew about it? Was the product designed to be simple enough so everyday growers can use and understand it? What improvements should be made to the product so it would have more value to growers? What are the elements of the product that are great and have to be maintained? All of these are examples of the types of questions that will be asked by the product review team who are examining the strawberry insurance policy. Participation is important because the views of the review team are part of the process of determining whether the product should continue to be offered in California.

Listening sessions will be held in Watsonville and Oxnard. Sessions are open to both producers and insurance staff and agents (and any other interested parties). Spanish translation will be provided.

For more information about the sessions, or if you want to engage directly, contact Nick Young 703.981.6002 or [email protected]

Watsonville: July 21, Elks Lodge, 121 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA, 1:30 p.m.

Oxnard: July 23, Courtyard Marriott, 600 E Esplanade Dr, Oxnard, CA, 1:30 p.m.

Plan piloto del seguro en cultivo de fresa anuncia sesiones para productores y asegurantes

Presentación en ingles con interpretación en español disponible. Para más información contacte a Nick Young al 703.981.6002 o [email protected]

Watsonville: 21 de Julio, Elks Lodge, 121 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA, 1:30 p.m.

Oxnard: 23 de Julio, Courtyard Marriott, 600 E Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, CA, 1:30 p.m. 

For general questions about strawberry insurance, contact Gretchen Rooney-Adan at (530) 305-7800.