August 3, 2015
In late June, the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced the expansion of crop insurance options for winter wheat growers, including the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion.
The option for winter wheat growers to participate in the APH Yield Exclusion (YE) option is now available for the 2016 crop year. This provision was not available for winter wheat growers last year due to late implementation. The APH YE allows for the exclusion of an actual yield for a crop year when RMA determines the county per planted acre yield for a crop year was at least 50 percent below the simple average of the per planted acre yield for the crop in the county for the previous 10 consecutive crop years.
Interactive maps are available on the RMA website that show which counties and years are eligible to drop yields for the YE provision.