Prevent Plant Information

MPCI Reminders:
  • Report PP claims to your MPCI agent after the Final Plant Date of the crop you were intending to plant OR within 72 hours of deciding you are done planting that particular crop, we are in the Final Plant Period.
FSA Reminders:
  • Certify PP acres to FSA within 15 days of the Final Plant Date.
    • Corn PP needs to be certified at FSA by June 10
    • Wheat, Barley, Canola and Oats need to be certified at FSA by June 20
    • Soybeans, Dry Beans, Potatoes, and Sunflowers need to be certified at FSA by June 25
  • Producers may file late but are subject to a Late Filing Fee.
    • $30 basic rate + $16/first hour & $8/every 30 minutes after first hour – minimum of 1 hour (Most fees are $46 per farm number.)

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What are cover crops?

  • Cover Crops are crops including grasses, legumes and forbs for seasonal cover and other conservation purposes. Cover crops are primarily used for erosion control, soil health improvement, weed and other pest control, habitat for beneficial organisms, improved water efficiency, nutrient cycling, and water quality improvement. A cover crop managed and terminated according to these Guidelines is not considered a “crop” for crop insurance purposes. The cover crop may be terminated by natural causes such as frost, or intentionally terminated through management such as chemical application, crimping, rolling, tillage, grazing, or cutting. A cover crop, if managed and terminated according to the Guidelines, is not considered an insurable crop.

What are considered cover crops for crop insurance? is any crop a cover crop?

  • A cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement.

Does RMA have an approved list of cover crops?

    • RMA does not have an approved list of cover crops. Producers should consult agricultural experts for which cover crops are agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement. The Guidelines do provide a link to NRCS State Field Office Technical Guide for list of approved cover crop species: Here.