If you’ve lost crops or been unable to plant due to this spring’s record rainfall and flooding and you have crop insurance, now’s the time to contact your crop insurance agent, says Pam Smith, crop insurance coordinator for University of Vermont Extension. Producers who participate in USDA-Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA) programs also should report prevented planting acreage.
Final planting dates for crop insurance purposes in Vermont are:
- June 10: silage and grain corn
- June 10: soybeans
- June 10-June 30: fresh market sweet corn, dates vary by county
“If you suffer crop damage or loss from these or other adverse weather events, contact your crop insurance agent immediately, discuss your situation, and obtain the full details of what you must do to get the full benefits from your crop insurance policy,” Smith says. The policies require notice of damage to your crop insurance agent within 72 hours of discovery.
Learn more about Flood-related Prevented Plating Insurance Provisions.