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USDA Rolls Out APH Exclusion
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 04:42 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A provision to exclude yields from Actual Production History for farmers affected by severe weather will go into effect for some select spring crops in 2015, USDA announced Tuesday.

USDA's rollout comes too late to boost insurance coverage for winter-wheat producers who have been some of the most vocal proponents of the provision. Some wheat growers could pursue litigation over the department's delayed implementation.

The provision for the 2014 farm bill essentially waives Actual Production History yields that collapsed due to extreme weather. The APH exclusion would adjust a farmer's actual yields for crop insurance in counties ...

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