Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:00 AM CDT

Forgive and Forget Disaster APHs

Matt Huie of Beesville, Texas, could hardly contain his relief when he heard that USDA would implement a new farm bill rule in time to patch his crop insurance coverage for 2015 after all. The surprise reversal means growers of most major crops--except winter wheat--will be able to exclude extreme yield disasters from their 10-year Actual Production History (APH). As DTN's Chris Clayton reported Oct. 20 (see "USDA Rolls Out APH Exclusion" on the Ag Policy page), growers in counties where yields fall more than 50% will be able to exclude those results when calculating ...

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