Corn growers mull policy to discourage prevent plant claims

A policy to discourage farmers from taking prevented planting was referred for further study after a lengthy discussion during the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) delegate sessions at the Commodity Classic in Arizona.

The policy proposal brought forward by Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) delegates said that for production units that receive prevent plant benefits under the federal crop insurance program, the assigned yield for that year should be in the range of 60 to 75 percent of the farm’s current actual production history (APH) for the...

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