Record Breaking Prevent Plant Claims

Record Breaking Prevent Plant Claims

Posted: Updated:

The big news for this year's crops the amount of prevent plant claims.

One agency says the number is already high and it rises every day. On the heels of a hard planting year USDA's Risk Management Agency says the number of prevent plant acreage claims breaks records. So far the Farm Service Agency has reported over 11.5 Million corn acres, which equals a lot of money.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asks agencies to be as flexible as they can with farmers, and the RMA extended the date farmer's start paying interest on insurance premiums.

USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator, Martin Barbre, says most of the claims are coming from the Midwest and states affected by flooding but about ten percent of claims are from the south west and south east.

"Some are actually drought, it’s just too dry to plant. That's another big cause of loss besides the flooding and the high moisture."

The RMA and FSA will be in Illinois next week to hear from farm groups and producers. Both Barbre and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce will be at the farm progress show along with holding listening sessions in over half the counties in the state.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Pittsburgh hospital dresses babies up like Mr. Rogers on World Kindness Day

    Pittsburgh hospital dresses babies up like Mr. Rogers on World Kindness Day

    Thursday, November 14 2019 1:55 PM EST2019-11-14 18:55:45 GMT
    Facebook/UPC Magee Women's HospitalFacebook/UPC Magee Women's Hospital
    Facebook/UPC Magee Women's HospitalFacebook/UPC Magee Women's Hospital

    As a tribute to Mr. Rogers on World Kindness Day, dozens of babies born on Wednesday at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh were dressed up as the legendary host of the PBS TV show. 

    As a tribute to Mr. Rogers on World Kindness Day, dozens of babies born on Wednesday at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh were dressed up as the legendary host of the PBS TV show. 

  • Day In The Life: Pam Jahke

    Day In The Life: Pam Jahke

    Thursday, November 14 2019 1:44 PM EST2019-11-14 18:44:35 GMT

    For members of the National Association Of Farm Broadcasting, the job is in the office, in the field, and even in the shopping aisle. In their "Day in the Life" series, NAFB heads to the Badger State, where "Farm Director" is only part of the title and daily tasks for Pam Jahke, but this former NAFB President, wouldn't have it any other way. For young people interested in a career in farm broadcasting, visit the NAFB website. The NAFB Foundation offers ...

    For members of the National Association Of Farm Broadcasting, the job is in the office, in the field, and even in the shopping aisle. In their "Day in the Life" series, NAFB heads to the Badger State, where "Farm Director" is only part of the title and daily tasks for Pam Jahke, but this former NAFB President, wouldn't have it any other way. For young people interested in a career in farm broadcasting, visit the NAFB website. The NAFB Foundation offers ...

  • CenturyLinkQuote wants to pay you $1,000 to watch Christmas movies

    CenturyLinkQuote wants to pay you $1,000 to watch Christmas movies

    Thursday, November 14 2019 1:27 PM EST2019-11-14 18:27:01 GMT

    The holidays are near and what better way to get into the spirit — and make a little extra shopping money — than by watching some Hallmark Christmas movies? Hallmark is releasing 40 new movies this year, which means you'll have plenty to view before Christmas.

    The holidays are near and what better way to get into the spirit — and make a little extra shopping money — than by watching some Hallmark Christmas movies? Hallmark is releasing 40 new movies this year, which means you'll have plenty to view before Christmas.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .