Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Oct 21, 2014 04:31 PM CDT

There was relatively limited reaction Tuesday from commodity groups and lawmakers about USDA's announcement to roll out the Actual Production History yield exclusion for crop insurance. Still, anyone who has some total crop collapses in their cropping history could see some benefits -- at the potential cost of higher premiums for that extra protection level.

Yields can be excluded from farm actual production history when the county average yield for that crop year is at least 50% below the average yield for the 10 previous years growing that crop.

USDA officials stressed that the yield exclusion couldn't get done in ...

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