Deadline Nearing to File Acreage Reports to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency wants to remind producers that acreage reports must be filed by Tuesday, June 15th in order to receive premium benefit for cover crops.

This is through the new Pandemic Cover Crop Program and is for producers who plant a cover crop and also have Federal crop insurance coverage for spring crops.

Qualifying cover crops include cereals and other grasses, legumes, brassicas and other non-legume broadleaves, and mixtures of two or more cover crop species planted at the same time.

The premium support is $5 per acre, but no more than the full premium owed.

The normal acreage reporting deadline has not changed, but July 15th is the deadline to receive this premium benefit.

You will automatically receive this benefit if you file the Report of Acreage form by June 15th with your local FSA office.

To learn more, call 657-6447, visit farmers.gov/pandemic-assistance/cover-crops, or contact your local USDA Service Center.

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