Prevent Plant Q&A

Prevent Plant Q&A

14:47 06 March in Crop, Insurance

Scenario #1

Q. Land emerging from CRP is available for planting, but before the land can be planted, it becomes too wet to plant. Is it eligible for Prevent Plant?

A. No. Land emerging from CRP does not meet #5 of the 2014 PP SPOI Statement requiring the land to have been planted, insured, and harvested (or if not harvested, adjusted for losses other than flood or excess moisture) in at least one of the four most recent crop years immediately preceding the current insured crop year.

Scenario #2

Q. Land comes out of CRP in 2013 and was planted and insured; however, it was not harvested due to a hail storm that wiped it out. When does this land become eligible for PP?

A. In this case, since the loss was due to an insurable cause of loss (not excess moisture or flood), the land would be considered “physically available for planting”, and if all other policy and procedures are met, would be eligible for PP in 2014.

Scenario #3

Q. Land comes out of CRP in 2013 and was planted and insured; however, it was not harvested due to excess moisture that drowned it out. When does this land become available for PP?

A. In this case, since the loss was due to excess moisture, the land would not be considered “physically available for planting”, and it would not be eligible for PP. In addition, the land would not be considered “physically available for planting” until it had been planted to a crop in accordance with the SP for two consecutive crop years.

Please note that any of the above scenarios or answers do not change if the land was previously new breaking or forage instead of CRP.