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USDA/FCIC RIN: 0563-AC84 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Early Harvest Insurance Flexibility for Sugar Beets 

This rule is amending the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions.  This rule would make early harvest adjustment an option for the policy.  Currently, early harvest adjustment is automatically applied. The early harvest adjustment was added to the policy with a 2019 final rule to limit the effects to producers’ Approved Production History (APH) databases from processor requirements to harvest sugar beets before they reach full maturity. Since the 2019 rule, some growers raised concerns that the adjustment could negatively impact a claim, while other growers still prefer the APH protection offered by early harvest adjustment. FCIC has worked closely with grower groups and insurance providers on the changes so that differing preferences can harmoniously be satisfied and producers have flexibility to choose the option to best meet their risk management needs.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time 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
Final Rule: With Request for Comments  11/15/2023  88 FR 78226   
Final Rule Effective  11/30/2023 
Final Rule Comment Period End  01/16/2024 
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