Cottonseed Quality Endorsement


The Cottonseed Quality Endorsement (CQE) insurance program is currently being developed by AgriLogic Consulting. Cottonseed is an important part of the cotton crop because producers often depend on the value of the seed to cover ginning expenses if not also add to their bottom line. Quality losses due to excess and prolonged moisture on open cotton bolls can significantly devalue the seed resulting in a financial hardship for the producer. The CQE is designed to provide coverage for such decreases in cottonseed quality due to weather impacts and will work alongside the existing Federal cotton crop insurance programs to provide a more comprehensive array of risk management tools to cotton producers. Once developed and approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors, the CQE will be a federally subsidized crop insurance program available in vulnerable cotton producing counties through Approved Insurance Providers.