The USDA says there are 10.2 million prevent plant acres across the country this year as of October 1, with North Dakota contributing about one-third of those acres. The prevent plant situation is much better than last year, but USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre says it’s still an above average year across the country. “Normally, we average five to six million acres of prevent plant each year.” Following the 2019 prevent plant situation, a prevent plant task force got together to present changes to make the program more flexible for producers. Now, there are prevent plant and quality loss updates coming for crop insurance in 2021. Barbre gave an overview of the prevent plant changes and others during the Crop Insurance Professionals Association meeting this week. Watch the interview for a few more details.
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