Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion (YE)
The APH Yield Exclusion is a provision of the 2014 Farm Bill. The provision allows farmers to exclude eligible yields which occur from exceptionally bad years (such as a year in which a natural disaster or other extreme weather occurs) from their production history when calculating yields used to establish their crop insurance coverage. The amount of insurance available to a farmer is based on the farmer's average historical yields. In the past, a year of particularly low yields that occurred due to severe weather beyond the farmer's control would reduce the amount of insurance available to the farmer in future years. By excluding eligible bad years, farmers will not have to worry that a natural disaster will reduce their amount of insurance for years to come.
Please note: Crop years are only determined eligible to be excluded when the per planted acre yield for the county is 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. Therefore, while a farmer may have had a bad yield in a specific year, if in that same year the county overall was not at least 50 percent below the simple average yield of the previous 10 consecutive crop years, the individual farmers yield could not be excluded. Crop years eligible to be excluded will be identified by RMA.
- Press Releases
- USDA Expands Crop Insurance Options for Producers of Vegetables and Other Crops. Oct 20, 2015
- USDA Broadens Crop Insurance Options for Fruit and Nut Producers
- USDA Releases APH Yield Exclusion Resources to Help Farmers Manage Risk. December 18, 2014
- USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather
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