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1 in 4 Rule Suspended for the 2023 California Rice Crop Year

1 in 4 Rule Suspended for the 2023 California Rice Crop Year

The Risk Management Agency announced today in a Special Provisions statement to insurers and agents that the requirement for planting in at least 1 of the 4 most recent crop years preceding the most current crop year has been suspended for 2023. The statement applies to rice counties in California for the 2023 crop year. 

This announcement follows months of work with RMA beginning in the spring to raise concerns about the impacts of the ongoing drought on rice in California. We understand other states and other crops have raised similar issues and expect RMA to hold a series of meetings to address the 1:4 rule.

We appreciate the great work of the RMA Davis office on this issue. 

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