Continued wet weather over much of the Northeast suggests that many growers will be facing decisions on whether to seek a prevented planting payment or continue planting crops. Prevented planting is available for those producers who have purchased crop insurance on many spring crops.
Following the final planting date, the farmer can choose to take a prevented planting payment (if determined eligible), plant during the 25-day late planting period or plant another crop. A cover crop can be planted on prevented planting ground, but there are restrictions on haying and grazing the cover crop.
A notice of loss is required to receive a prevented planting payment. Producers can begin submitting prevented planting notice of losses after the final plant date. If you experience a crop loss it is important to notify your crop insurance agent within 72 hours of discovery. Maintaining detailed records will make for a better claims experience.
Read the full press release: http://www.cropgrowers.com/about-us/latest-news/20190606-preventedplanting