If you planted a cover crop you can hay it or graze it but not harvest the crop. If insured’s harvest this crop it will be considered a 2nd crop and they will lose the PP Payment they received. The insured’s are NOT ALLOWED TO HARVEST the crop ever.
Also make sure that the crop is not taken off the field until November 2nd as the rule states haying or grazing AFTER November 1st.
Points to be aware of from the PP Loss adjustment manual:
- If a cover crop is planted after the end of the LPP (FPD if no LPP is applicable) for an insured crop that is prevented from being planted, but is not hayed or grazed prior to November 1, the PP payment will not be reduced.
- If a cover crop or volunteer crop is hayed or grazed after the end of the LPP (FPD if no LPP is applicable) for an insured crop that is prevented from being planted and prior to November 1 of the crop year, the PP payment will be reduced by 65 percent.
- If a cover crop or volunteer crop is hayed or grazed after November 1 of the crop year in which an insured crop is prevented from being planted, the PP payment will not be reduced.
A crop harvested for grain, seed, etc., is presumed not to have been grown for conservation or soil improvement purposes and the policy provisions for second crops or crops planted prior to the end of the LPP, as applicable, will apply.
Contact your AgQuest Agent if you have any further questions in regards to this matter.
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