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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jul 29, 2014 04:14 PM CDT

USDA announced on Tuesday where farmers growing winter wheat would be eligible to buy the new Supplemental Coverage Option crop insurance this fall.

SCO, created in the 2014 farm bill, is a supplemental county insurance that could cover a portion of a farmer's deductible revenue on a countywide plan. A farmer buys the insurance as an enhancement to an individual policy.

Winter wheat farmers would effectively be the first ones who get the option of buying SCO for their 2015 crop. However, not every winter wheat farmer will get the option of buying the policy. Farmers in counties reflecting about ...

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