Prevented Planting Comment Period Extended Comments Now Due Oct. 12, 2023
RMA is gathering feedback on possible changes to prevented planting crop insurance coverage through a request for information (published May 23, 2023) as well as virtual and in-person listening sessions. These feedback opportunities will enable RMA to provide better crop insurance options.
Request for Information

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION EXTENDED: Comments are due October 12, 2023, and they should be submitted through The request for information, which includes details for submitting feedback, is available in this (New Link to Federal Register).

The request for information on prevented planting requests input on prevented planting topics to include:

  • Harvest Price Option – Feedback on whether to allow the prevented planting payment calculations to be based on the higher of projected price or harvest price under the revenue protection plan of insurance.
  • “1 in 4” Rule – Input on the challenges or experiences since the rule (to be eligible for a prevented planting coverage acreage must have been planted to a crop, insured, and harvested in at least 1 out of the previous 4 crop years) was implemented nationwide.
  • 10 percent additional coverage option – Input on if RMA should reinstate the option to buy-up prevented planting coverage by 10 percent.
  • Contract price – Whether prevented planting costs are higher for contracted crops and how prevented planting payments should be calculated for contract crops.
  • General – Willingness to pay additional premium for expanded prevented planting benefits, recommendations on other prevented planting limitations, etc.
Listening Sessions

Attend a virtual listening session on:

Date and Time
Teams and Dial Information 
Thursday, June 8, 2023
1:00p – 3:00PM CDT
Meeting URL: Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 217 891 067 621
Passcode: 43YLNt
For audio only (call in): 314-530-5560
Passcode: 746 772 69#

Attend an in-person listening session at the locations listed in the table below; no RSVP required. All times listed are local. Participants are encouraged to bring their comments in writing to the listening session.

Date and Time Site Information
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
El Campo Civic Center
2350 N. Mechanic Street
El Campo, Texas 77437
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
University of California Intermountain Research and Extension Center
Agriculture Conference Room
2816 Havlina Road
Tulelake, California 96134
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
USDA California State Office
430 G Street
Davis, California 95616
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Livestock Evaluation Century Conference Room
1494 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania 16865
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center
11371 E. Purdue Farm Road
Dubois, Indiana 47527
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Lenawee County Extension Office
1040 S. Winter Street, Ste. 2020
Adrian, Michigan 49221
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Colorado State University
Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC) Conference Center
4616 NE Frontage Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Thursday, August 3, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
University of Arkansas Rice Research Station
2900 AR-130
Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
DoubleTree by Hilton West Fargo Conference Center
Ballroom A/B
825 E. Beaton Drive
West Fargo, North Dakota 58078
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC)
Classroom 240
2200 E. Pocket Road
Florence, South Carolina 29506
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Northwest Research Farm
6320 500th Street
Sutherland, Iowa 51058
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Clemson Extension Office
1550 Henley Street, Ste. 200
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT
Maricopa Agricultural Center
37860 W. Smith-Enke Road
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
Thursday, August 24, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 AM MDT
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011