February 17, 2005
INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM: R&D-05-010
All Reinsured Companies
All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
All Other Interested Parties
Tim B. Witt /s/ Rodger Matthews for
Clarification of the Sweetpotato New Pilot Program Insurance
The Sweetpotato New Pilot Program Insurance Underwriting Guidelines for the 2005
crop year have been clarified and slip-sheets to the guide are being provided on the RMA
Section 3C(1)(b) has been clarified and an example provided of the method to be used in
calculating a transitional yield (T-yield) when fewer than four years of actual yields are
available on any basic unit. T-yields are to be computed on a policy basis using all of a
producer’s available actual yields.
The language in Section 3K has been clarified to indicate that the T-yield computed in
Section 3C(1)(b) would be used for the purposes of yield adjustment.
The Sweetpotato New Pilot Program Insurance Underwriting Guidelines are located at:
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Alderson, Research and Evaluation
Division, at (816) 926-3270.
This informational memorandum is for the purpose of transmitting information and the
expiration date is November 30, 2005.
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