Shellfish Pilot Crop Insurance Program

A new Shellfish Pilot Crop Insurance Program is now available through the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA). Oyster growers in Franklin and Wakulla Counties are eligible in this pilot program for protection against losses due to named storms, excessive heat during a low tide event, freeze during a low tide event, or low salinity due to excessive rainfall. The deadline to sign up for crop year 2024 is November 30.

To learn more, join a meeting being hosted by Auburn University on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm EST via Zoom. Nicole Gueck, formerly with AgriLogic Consulting, the firm that was contracted by RMA to develop the program, will be presenting information about the policy. To register for the Zoom meeting, please visit this link:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, it will be recorded and distributed afterwards.

For further information, go to the RMA website at Also, a list of agents can be found on the RMA website at




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