New Supplemental Insurance, PACE, Offered for Split Applications of Nitrogen for Non-Irrigated Corn


OMAHA (DTN) — Farmers who apply nitrogen with split applications for non-irrigated corn across parts of the Corn Belt will be eligible to buy a supplemental coverage for their crop insurance under a new USDA program.

The policy will pay farmers for projected yield losses when they cannot get into the field for that second nitrogen application during growing stages.

The Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) will now be available as a supplemental insurance protection for farmers in “select counties” in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. USDA rolled out details of the new insurance add-on Wednesday, citing that split-applications of nitrogen is a “practice that saves producers money and is considered better for natural resources.” The practice of applying nitrogen in multiple treatments “can lead to lower input costs and helps prevent runoff and leaching of nutrients into waterway and groundwater.”

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