Time Running Out to Apply for Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Federal Crop Insurance ProgramWed, 02 Nov 2016 11:41:48 CDT
Time is running out for producers interested in insuring any pasture, rangeland or forage they have for the coming year. Scott Bulling of Superior Crop Insurance spoke with Farm Director Ron Hays about some of the PRF crop insurance basics that producers should know as they consider signing up for 2017.
“November 15th is the last day to sign up for PRF that’s through the Federal Crop Insurance Program,” Bulling said. “It is designed to protect land owners, grass, alfalfa, permanent vegetation owners against dry weather.”
Bulling explains that when you sign up for the insurance program, landowners can choose two separate two-month intervals or windows in which the landowner wishes to insure his land. Each interval stands alone he points out.
“So if you don’t get rain at the right time when you are trying to grow your forage,” Bulling said, “then this will allow you to be able to collect a rent check or go buy hay.”
Those interested will need to decide how many acres they want to insure, what months they want to insure them in and what level of coverage they want. The level of coverage is based on the amount of rainfall the landowner’s specific area gets during the timeframe insured, which can go up to 90 percent of the normal historic rainfall index.
“I think this is a very beneficial program,” Bulling said. “Definitely, it’s been a program that’s been paying out over the years - strongly recommend it.”
If interested - you must sign up with a licensed federal crop insurance agent by November 15, 2016. To contact Scott Bulling with Superior Crop Insurance, visit www.oklahomacrop.com.
Bulling talks with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the upcoming application deadline for PRF crop insurance, on today's Beef Buzz. Click below for the audio on the LISTEN BAR.
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