Flood and Drought Disaster Concerns Continue (Updated: 5/20/11)

Questions have arisen regarding the crop insurance coverage for flooding that resulted from the Army Corps of Engineers’ actions to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River Levee system. Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Murphy issued bulletins clarifying crop insurance indemnity eligibility for cropland flooded as a result of the Corps’ levee breach at Birds Point/New Madrid and the opening of the Morganza Spillway.

Published: May 11, 2011
Updated: June 19, 2011

Questions have arisen regarding the crop insurance coverage for flooding that resulted from the Army Corps of Engineers' actions to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River Levee system. Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Murphy issued bulletins clarifying crop insurance indemnity eligibility for cropland flooded as a result of the Corps' levee breach at Birds Point/New Madrid and the opening of the Morganza SpillwayThe NCC is continuing to work with RMA on these issues and will post updates as they become available.

The NCC also is very concerned about the production impact of severe drought conditions in large portions of the Cotton Belt, especially in the Southwest. Producers are urged to contact local Farm Service Agency offices to determine what assistance may be available from disaster declarations now or in the future.