July 17, 2015
In late June, the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced the expansion of crop insurance options for winter wheat growers, including the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion.

Although SCO was available for winter wheat growers last season, the program has now expanded to include more counties in Texas. For the 2016 crop year SCO policies will utilize more RMA data and be based on planted yields. According to the actuarial documents, RMA will be the data source for the area yield in most counties. Yields will be calculated by dividing the RMA estimate of wheat production by the RMA estimate of wheat planted acreage.

The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) is a new crop insurance option developed in the 2014 Farm Bill that provides additional coverage for a portion of your underlying crop insurance policy deductible. You must buy it as an endorsement to either the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, or Revenue Protection with the Harvest Price Exclusion policies. The Federal Government pays 65 percent of the premium cost for SCO.

The included maps show all of the counties eligible for participation in the program for the upcoming crop year. A list of counties are provided below the maps.

2016  SCO Coverage Non irrigated Map

2016  SCO Coverage Irrigated Map

* DENOTES A COUNTY IN WHICH ONLY IRRIGATED SCO POLICIES ARE AVAILABLE

Anderson
Andrews
Archer
Armstrong
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Baylor
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Borden
Bosque
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet
Caldwell
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Carson
Castro
Chambers
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collin
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comal
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crockett
Crosby
*Culberson
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
Deaf Smith
Delta
Denton
DeWitt
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval
Eastland
*El Paso
Ellis
Erath
Falls
Fannin
Fayette
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
Fort Bend
Franklin
Frio
Gaines
Garza
Gillespie
Glasscock
Goliad
Gonzales
Gray
Grayson
Guadalupe
Hale
Hall
Hamilton
Hansford
Hardeman
Harris
Hartley
Haskell
Hays
Hemphill
Henderson
Hidalgo
Hill
Hockley
Hood
Hopkins
Houston
Howard
Hunt
Hutchinson
Irion
Jack
Jackson
Jefferson
Jim Wells
Johnson
Jones
Karnes
Kaufman
Kendall
Kent
Kerr
Kimble
King
Kinney
Kleberg
Knox
La Salle
Lamar
Lamb
Lampasas
Lavaca
Lee
Leon
Liberty
Limestone
Lipscomb
Live Oak
Llano
Lubbock
Lynn
Martin
Mason
Matagorda
Maverick
McCulloch
McLennan
McMullen
Medina
Menard
Midland
Milam
Mills
Mitchell
Montague
Moore
Morris
Motley
Navarro
Nolan
Nueces
Ochiltree
Oldham
Palo Pinto
Parker
Parmer
*Pecos
Potter
Rains
Randall
Reagan
Red River
*Reeves
Refugio
Roberts
Robertson
Rockwall
Runnels
San Patricio
San Saba
Schleicher
Scurry
Shackelford
Sherman
Stephens
Sterling
Stonewall
Sutton
Swisher
Tarrant
Taylor
Terry
Throckmorton
Tom Green
Travis
Upton
Uvalde
Van Zandt
Victoria
Waller
Washington
Wharton
Wheeler
Wichita
Wilbarger
Williamson
Wilson
Wise
Yoakum
Young
Zavala
 
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