NCGA glad to see insurance for split-applied N
The president of the National Corn Growers Association says they’re excited to see the USDA’s Risk Management Agency roll out a supplemental insurance policy for split-applied nitrogen on non-irrigated corn.
Chris Edgington of Iowa tells Brownfield they’ve been using the practice – which comes with some risk – for 20 years, brought on by a big rain event.
“For the most part it is simply another way to try and put the right product in the right place at the right time. This is an insurance product to help us manage some of that risk.”
He says the supplemental policy, known as PACE, for Post Application Coverage Endorsement, is coming at a good time for corn growers who are faced with many challenges, “And so, I think there will be more farmers that will look at split-applying their nitrogen.”
The PACE policy is being rolled out in designated counties in 11 states at first – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin.