SPOKANE — A new sales closing date has been announced for late fiscal filers for the whole-farm revenue protection policy.

For Washington, Idaho and Oregon, late filers can purchase a policy until Nov. 20, said the U.S. Risk Management Agency. Calendar and early fiscal filers have until March 15, 2018.

Fruit producers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon also have until Nov. 20 to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2018 crop year. The date applies to crop insurance policies for apple, blueberry, cranberry, grape, pear, stone fruit (apricots, nectarines, freestone peaches, and plums/prunes), sweet and tart cherry (actual revenue history) and table grape crops.

Current policyholders who wish to make changes to existing coverage also have until Nov. 20 to do so.

Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers and online from the Risk Management Agency, www.rma.usda.gov.

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