SENECA CO., N.Y. — New York livestock producers who have prevented planting claims as a result of the significantly wet spring have received a one-time change from the USDA Risk Management Agency for the 2019 crop year. Prevented Planting is a Crop Insurance provision that provides coverage to farmers when flooding prevents planting. This one-time change now allows silage corn as an acceptable post-prevented planting cover crop.
This change allows farmers to produce corn silage while keeping their prevented planting payment in addition to previously announced one-time changes which include expanded acceptable uses for post-prevented planting cover crops and a change in the cover crop haying and grazing start date. All these one-time changes are designed to assist livestock producers having difficulty meeting their forage needs due to earlier weather conditions.
More information about this one-time rule change and links to additional resources on prevented planting can be found on Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s website at http://senecacountycce.org/ or contact Judy Wright, Agriculture Economic Development Specialist, at email@example.com or call 315-539-9251 ext. 109.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County
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