(a) The crop year for all covered tropical crops is the calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
(b) The application closing date for all covered tropical crops is December 1 of the calendar year before the applicable crop year.
(c) For covered tropical crops, per county per crop year, a maximum service fee of $250 is required of the producer for coverage of:
(1) With respect to annual and biennial crops, all plantings of the same crop planted during the crop year, as determined by FSA.
(2) With respect to perennial crops, all acreage of the crop existing during the crop year, as determined by FSA.
(d) Multiple planting periods and final planting dates are not applicable for covered tropical crops. However, nothing in this section will be interpreted to prohibit assigning different production expectations to different fields.
(e) The coverage period for perennial and other crops covered by this subpart begins on January 1 of the relevant crop year and ends on December 31 of that year.