Co Crop Delays
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to get the word out to producers who are enrolled in federal crop insurance programs and are experiencing a delay in harvesting. The message is to contact their Approved Insurance Provider ASAP to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest.
Producers in several states, including Colorado, were affected by extremely wet and snowy conditions early this fall.
USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey spoke with media about the process.
Northey: “We’re seeing a lot of producers across the country who are going to reach the end of their insurance period before they get their crop harvested. So they and their agents can look into what that insurance period is. And that’s approaching for some of our crops out there. So what we’re asking our producers to do is reach out to their crop insurance agent if it’s getting late in the fall. Let them know they may have a loss on their crop and that they need some more time to get harvest done. You reach out to your agent. Your agent will reach out to the company and you. But that needs to be done before the end of that coverage period.”
Individual crops have different deadlines. The end of the insurance period for crops such as spring-planted wheat and barley is October 31 and for corn and soybeans is December 10.