The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) is providing remote assistance and additional flexibilities for farmers and ranchers. The agency says this is in response to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation.
Concerns about wet crops and wet fields are not stopping in Iowa. Farmers in river towns are worried crop insurance will make ground uninsurable because it may cost so much, especially if the levees are not fixed soon.
With major harvest delays in many parts of the country, USDA is advising farmers with Federal crop insurance to reach out to their AIP right away to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to finish harvest.
“There may be a win-win opportunity out of this for some folks. If it's a field that has been historically wet, going to prevent plant may offer an opportunity to do a summer tile project and improve the drainage.”