USDA increases prevented planting flexibility
The USDA is updating prevented planting crop insurance coverage beginning with 2021 spring crops.
Risk Management Agency administrator Martin Barbre (bar-bree) says following 2019’s record prevented planting year the agency developed a taskforce to find ways to improve the program. Those discussions led to several changes which will apply to all crops starting in the 2022 crop year.
Examples of updates include modifications to payments to adequately reflect planting intentions, allowing plantings of uninsured crops or exceptions for different crops within the same year, and more flexibility within policies.