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VALDOSTA, Ga. -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Alabama corn, cotton, cucumber, grain sorghum, peanut and soybean growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage is Feb. 28, according to a press release.

Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the Feb. 28 sales closing date to do so.

Federal crop insurance is critical to the farm safety net, the release says. It helps producers and owners manage revenue risks and strengthens the rural economy. Coverage is available for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts and soybeans in select Alabama counties. Coverage is also available for cucumbers in Houston County. Please contact your insurance agent to see if your county is covered.

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2018 crop year.

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.

Visit www.rma.usda.gov for more information about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net.