Grasping Farm Program Changes
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Sep 4, 2014 11:24 AM CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (DTN) -- Winter wheat farmers face a Sept. 30 deadline to sign up for Supplemental Coverage Option insurance, a policy they should consider buying just to keep their options open for commodity programs.

Supplemental Coverage Option policies are new in the farm bill as an add-on to individual crop insurance. SCO is a countywide policy for yield or revenue that will raise a farmer's insurance coverage level up to 86% of a revenue benchmark.

SCO plays into the commodity program wheat farmers will choose later in the year. However, SCO is tied to the Price Loss Coverage ...

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