The Section of Agriculture Tuesday declared an expansion of crop insurance coverage availability for double-crop methods.

To reduce the threat of elevating two crops on the exact land in 1 12 months – a practice recognized as double cropping – USDA’s Threat Management Company is growing double-crop insurance policies prospects in over 1,500 counties the place double cropping is feasible.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined President Joe Biden at an Illinois farm in May to announce a collection of actions to assist farmers.

Vilsack states, “Today, USDA is producing good on one particular of those people commitments and generating it less complicated to plant double crops and sharing some of the money danger.”

For soybeans, double-crop protection will be expanded to or streamlined in at minimum 681 counties. For grain sorghum, double-crop protection will be expanded to or streamlined in at least 870 counties. The coverage expansion was guided by considerable outreach to virtually 70 grower teams masking 28 states.

See maps for where expanded possibilities for soybeans and sorghum are positioned.

Advancements incorporate:

  • For soybeans, double crop protection will be expanded to or streamlined in at least 681 counties, together with all of individuals that have been in the beginning focused for review. Whilst some further counties had been completely extra to be double crop counties, the the vast majority of expansion removed boundaries such as demanding production documents and streamlined the course of action to get individualized protection via a created settlement.
  • For grain sorghum, double crop coverage will be expanded to or streamlined in at the very least 870 counties that have been in the beginning focused for review. Similar to soybeans, most of these improvements included streamlining the administrative burden and requirements to get hold of written agreements. Published agreements deliver the producer with the utmost flexibility by letting them to obtain crop insurance coverage protection, but not demanding the protection of both equally the spring and wintertime crops as in lasting double crop counties.
  • RMA will also work with the crop insurance policy marketplace and farm companies to spotlight the availability and improvements in penned agreements as an selection for any farmer that grows a crop exterior the area the place a plan is routinely available.

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