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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon May 13, 2013 02:33 PM CDT

Late planting already is generating buzz about what crop insurance will and won't cover, especially around the saturated Prairie Pothole region of the upper Midwest. It's worth reviewing the rules because in some instances, eligibility for prevented planting will be determined on a case by case basis, the Risk Management Agency tells DTN.

Unless you farm around river bottoms, prevented planting coverage is a crop insurance feature rarely triggered outside the Dakotas or northwestern Minnesota. Since 2006, RMA officials have consciously been tilting underwriting rules to give growers more incentive to get a crop seeded rather than collect claims. They ...

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