The North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota Farm Service Agency state offices have extended prevented-planting reporting deadlines to July 15 to coincide with the final acreage reporting date.
Montana FSA hasn’t received any requests to extend the deadline and consequently hasn’t done so.
The agency eliminated the “normal weather” provision, meaning farmers can collect prevented plant insurance, as long as they’ve planted in one of four previous years, regardless of weather situation in the year they planted.
The provision has been a sticking point for some farmers trying to collect prevented plant insurance for their 2013 crops, as RMA had classified 2012 as an “abnormally dry” year, thereby disqualifying it for inclusion in the one-in-four rule.
A map released July 15 by the North Dakota state office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency shows the actual prevented plant acreage in the state is more than double the original estimate.
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