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.; and 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.

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.