The Risk Management Agency has announced changes to the crop insurance program, including a new Quality Loss Option. With this option, farmers can pre-quality production amounts for their annual production histories. That increases the actual yield for individual crop years. The 2018 farm bill included a requirement for USDA to develop this option. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven said it will give farmers more flexibility and protect their crop insurance guarantee against low quality. The RMA is taking public comment about the change until August 28.
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