Prevented planting provisions in insurance policies can provide valuable coverage when extreme weather conditions prevent expected plantings. Producers should make planting decisions based on agronomically sound and well documented crop management practices.
What is Prevented Planting?
Prevented planting is a failure to plant an insured crop with the proper equipment by the final planting date designated in the insurance policy’s Special Provisions or during the late planting period, if applicable. Final planting dates and late planting periods vary by crop and by area.
National Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions
- First and Second Crop Rules (Jul 2020)
- Prevented Planting Insurance Provisions Drought (Jul 2020)
- Prevented Planting Insurance Provisions Flood (Jul 2020)
- FAQ - Prevented Planting Coverage (Jul 2020)
- FAQ - Prevented Planting Program Changes (Nov 2020)
- Common Crop Insurance Policy, Basic Provisions
- 2020 Loss Adjustment Manual (Apr 2020)
- 2021 Loss Adjustment Manual (Nov 2020)
- 2021 Crop Insurance Handbook (Jun 2020)
- 2021 Crop Insurance Handbook (Nov 2020)
- 2021 General Standards Handbook (Jun 2020)
- 2021 General Standards Handbook (Nov 2020)
- 2020 Prevented Planting Standards Handbook (Apr 2020)
- 2021 Prevented Planting Standards Handbook (Nov 2020)
Evaluation of Prevented Planting Coverage
- Establishment of Prevented Planting Coverage Factors for the Federal Crop Insurance Program (Dec 3, 2018)
- Evaluation of Prevented Planting Coverage - Comment Period Extended
- Evaluation of Prevented Planting Program (Jan 30, 2015)
- Evaluation of Prevented Planting Program Methodology (Jan 30, 2015)
Archived News Releases, Fact Sheets, and Frequently Asked Questions
- FAQ - Prevented Planting Disaster Payments (Sep 2019)
- Producers to Receive Automatic Prevented Planting ‘Top-Up’ Payments (Sep 2019)
- RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date for Prevented Planting Acres Planted to a Cover Crop
- Crop Insurance Options For Farmers Affected by Flooding or Excess Moisture (May 2019)
Farmers.gov has additional USDA resources available at farmers.gov/prevented-planting.
Find a crop insurance agent to discuss available options for your farm or ranch.
Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and online at the RMA Agent Locator.
For more information, contact RMA Public Affairs.