USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced implementation of the Actual Production History Yield Exclusion that was included in this year’s farm bill. That means producers won’t have to wait as long as previously thought to take advantage
The exclusion allows producers hit by severe weather to receive a higher approved yield and therefore coverage on their crop insurance policies by excluding worst-year yields in 10-year APH calculations. USDA undersecretary Micheal Scuse told House ag lawmakers in July that the APH adjustment wouldn’t be available until fall of next year. But, under pressure to get it done sooner, Vilsack stressed RMA and FSA staff worked extra hard to get the job done now.
House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas welcomed the news from USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announcing Actual Production History adjustment for 2015 spring planted crops. Lucas says he commends the ag secretary and his team on implementing what he calls a critical provision in the farm bill. Further, Lucas stated “the APH adjustment means everything to farmers all across the country who have suffered through year after year of devastating drought conditions.” Lucas calls it the difference between having viable crop insurance for the coming year or not. Finally, Lucas said he remains “hopeful that USDA will also work to make the same relief available to winter wheat producersShare