APH Yield Exclusion Expanded
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Jun 15, 2015 06:23 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Two features of the 2014 farm bill's crop insurance coverage will be expanded to winter wheat and other crops starting in 2016, USDA's Risk Management Agency announced Friday. The move should aid growers besieged by extreme yield swings due to drought or excess moisture, although the benefits won't come without higher premium costs.

APH-Yield Exclusion -- a "yield forgiveness" product that allows growers to erase exceptionally bad yields from their 10-year crop production history -- will be available to winter wheat producers for the first time in 2016. RMA Associate Administrator Michael Alston described that as ...

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