SUMMARY OF CHANGES FOR THE
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN POTATO CROP PROVISIONS (99-284)
The following is a brief description of changes to the crop provisions that will be effective for the 1999 crop
year in Alabama; Arizona; all California counties except Humboldt, Modoc and Siskiyou; Delaware; Florida;
Georgia; Maryland; Missouri; New Jersey; New Mexico; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Texas; and Virginia.
Please refer to the crop provisions for more complete information.
The crop provisions have been modified to accommodate changes made to the Basic Provisions of
the Common Crop Insurance Policy. These modifications may include, but are not limited to:
(a) Removal of some definitions now contained in the Basic Provisions; and
(b) Addition of late and prevented planting provisions.
Section 1 - Remove the definition of "county" to default to the definition contained in the Basic
Provisions. The current definition includes land identified by an FSA farm serial number for the
county that is physically located in another county, the new definition does not. This change will
require land in another county to be insured using the actuarial materials for the county where the
land is located and make this provision consistent with most other crops. Add definitions for
“certified seed,” “discard,” “disposed,” “grade inspection,” “hundredweight,” “lot,” and “planting period”
Section 2 - Specify that a basic unit, as defined in section 1 (definitions) of the Basic Provisions, will
be divided into additional basic units by planting period.
Section 3(a) - Clarify that an insured may select only one price election for all potatoes insured in a
county, unless the Special Provisions provide for separate price elections by type, in which case, the
insured may select one price election for each type designated in the Special Provisions.
Sections 3(b) - Reduce the price used to determine the amount of an indemnity for unharvested
acreage to 80 percent of the price election elected by the insured.
Section 4 -