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USDA implements Livestock Risk Protection improvements

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Changes are direct reflection of feedback agency received from producers and stakeholders.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced that further changes to its Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance plan will take effect on January 20 for crop year 2021 and succeeding crop years.

“We are always looking for feedback from producers and other stakeholders,” said RMA Administrator Martin Barbre. “These changes are a direct reflection of that feedback and will improve LRP coverage for producers in 2021 and beyond.”

The improvements to LRP include:

  • Increasing livestock head limits for feeder and fed cattle to 6,000 head per endorsement/12,000 head annually and swine to 40,000 head per endorsement/150,000 head annually.
  • Modifying the requirement to own insured livestock until the last 60 days of the endorsement.
  • Increasing the endorsement lengths for swine up to 52 weeks.
  • Creating new feeder cattle and swine types to allow for unborn livestock to be insured.

Additional information can be found here.

RMA is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements.

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