This new program is for farmers who have crop insurance coverage and have planted cover crops.
The USDA Risk Management Agency is providing a program for producers who have crop insurance and planted qualifying cover crops. This new Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) provides additional premiums to reduce crop insurance premium bills to help them maintain their cover crop systems. PCCP is available for most insurance policies.
The window to apply for the additional $5 per acre premium is short. Producers must file the Report of Acreage form (FSA-578) by June 15, 2021, at their local FSA county office.
You can find links to additional information and FAQ’s and the USDA RMA Fact Sheet about this program on the UVM Ag Risk website http://go.uvm.edu/ag-risk or you can search out this information on the USDA RMA website https://www.rma.usda.gov/