AFSC on Unharvested Acres: What farmers need to know as spring approaches
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What are the key points I need to keep in mind as I deal with my unharvested acres?
- If an insured producer decides not to combine their crop, but instead manages it in another way (baled, burn, plowed down, graze), they need to contact AFSC and ask for a pre-harvest assessment to establish the yield.
- If an insured producer has unharvested acres with wildlife damage, they should contact AFSC to ask for a simultaneous assessment of both the crop and wildlife damage.
- Producers are requested to ask for their assessment two weeks in advance, at minimum, so their assessment can be scheduled before they take action to put their crop to their selected end use.
- Only wildlife excreta (large game and upland birds) is eligible for indemnity and mouse excreta is not.
- To speed up unharvested acres inspections, farmers should provide AFSC with the location of the damage on their crop and estimated yield potential for the unharvested acres.
- If producers are able to spring combine their unharvested crops, they have until June 15 to submit a revised Harvested Production Report.
What if I cannot sell my spring harvested crop because of its quality?
AgriInsurance compensates producers for grade loss for most crops types. If you are not able to sell your production due to grade loss, you will be required to provide AFSC with two rejection letters from primary or terminal elevator.
The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides compensation for market loss excreta contamination. The program also compensates producers for market value loss. Check with your local AFSC office for more details.