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USDA/FCIC RIN: 0563-AC75 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Apple Crop Insurance Provisions 

This rule would amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Apple Crop Insurance Provisions to provide policy changes to better meet the needs of the apple producers, to address program vulnerabilities that have caused increased loss ratios and rising premium costs, and to provide safeguards against fraud, waste, and abuse. The changes are expected to be effective starting with the 2025 crop year.  In addition to extending the formal public comment period, FCIC also held six in-person listening sessions and two virtual sessions during the spring and summer of 2023 to address the proposed changes to the Apple Crop Provisions and to obtain feedback from attendees. The in-person listening sessions were held in Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Washington. Through these sessions, FCIC engaged with over 500 stakeholders (apple producers, insurance company representatives, and extension specialists) of the Apple Crop Insurance Program. Based on the valuable feedback received during the listening sessions, FCIC has an even better understanding of the impact of the proposed changes, which would factor into the 2024 Final Rule.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 457   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1506 (l)    7 U.S.C. 1506 (o)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/16/2021  86 FR 71396   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  01/27/2022  87 FR 4168   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/14/2022 
Second NPRM Comment Period End  04/15/2022 
Final Action  08/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deirdre Holder
Branch Chief, Regulatory Analysis and PRA Requirements Branch
Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851