Prevented Planting

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

Prevented Planting Request for Information

Interested parties were invited to send comments online and participate in virtual or in-person listening sessions to discuss the Prevented Planting Request for Information. Listening sessions were conducted in 12 states across the country and ran from June through August 2023.

Evaluation of Prevented Planting Coverage

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Contact Information

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.