Improvements to Prevented Planting Coverage

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced that improvements to prevented planting coverage that took effect on November 30 for crop year 2021. These improvements, among others, were made to the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions.
Improvements to prevented planting coverage include:
  • Expanding the “1 in 4” requirement nationwide, requiring producers to plant, insure and harvest acreage in at least one of the four most recent crop years.
  • Making modifications to ensure that producers’ prevented planting payments adequately reflect the crops the producer intended to plant.
  • For more information, see the previous announcement and these Frequently Asked Questions.
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