House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson Praises USDA's Prevented Planting Assistance for Affected FarmersThu, 26 Sep 2019 14:11:16 CDT
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota issued a statement Thursday in response to news out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the delivery of additional prevented planting assistance, as authorized by the Disaster Relief Act of 2019.
“As weather continues to throw wrenches into farmers’ plans, both in Western Minnesota and across the country, I appreciate USDA and crop insurance providers moving forward in delivering the prevented planting plus-up that Congress provided,” said Peterson. “This will give direct help to farmers without additional paperwork, and allow them to focus on the range of other challenges they face.”
According to the announcement from USDA, “all producers with flooding or excess moisture-related prevented planting insurance claims in calendar year 2019 will receive a prevented planting supplemental disaster (“bonus”) payment equal to 10 percent of their prevented planting indemnity, plus an additional 5 percent will be provided to those who purchased harvest price option coverage.”
Source - House Agriculture Committee
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