Protect Crops By Updating Records, Hortica Says

Growers can learn from crop insurance incidents of 2008 by retaining required records to substantiate inventories, according to Hortica Insurance.

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) says the best tool growers can use is the Crop Inventory Valuation Estimate Report, a software program commonly known as DataScape, to develop their Plant Inventory Value Reports. Hortica assisted many growers in 2008 by entering their inventory reports in the DataScape program, and will provide the same service in 2009. To take advantage of this assistance, customers should have their inventory reports to Hortica by April 1, 2009.

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