USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas producers who want to purchase Multi-Peril Crop Insurance for the 2007 crop year of the following final sales closing dates:

Corn — Feb. 28.

Cotton — Feb. 28.

Soybeans — Feb. 28.

Rice — Feb. 28.

Grain sorghum — Feb. 28.

Peanuts — Feb. 28.

Insured growers have an opportunity to make important changes to their coverage. Current policyholders as well as uninsured growers must make all of their decisions on crop insurance coverage, especially which crops to insure and which level of coverage to obtain, prior to the sales closing date.

Producers should contact a local MPCI agent to learn additional program details.

If the traditional MPCI program for your crop is not available in your county or parish, ask your agent whether you would be eligible for coverage under a written agreement.

A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers throughout the United States or on the RMA Web site: http://www3.rma.usda.gov/tools/agents.