Steps taken to address this year’s rise in PP claims
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is taking additional steps to address this year’s rise in prevented planting claims. Normally, farmers are required to submit documentation to their county FSA office relative to efforts made to plant the crop, such as fieldwork, purchase of seed and fertilizer and financing documents. If the county FSA committee views the supporting documentation as acceptable, the prevented planting request is granted. For the 2019 crop year only, FSA is giving State Executive Directors the ability to determine if there has been widespread prevent planting in the state, and if so, county FSA committees can waive the requirement for producers to provide documentation of their intent to plant.