RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date for Prevented Planting Acres Planted to a Cover Crop

Just a quick heads up that farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year.  The final haying and grazing date has been adjusted from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring.

RMA has determined that silage, haylage and baleage should be treated in the same manner as haying and grazing for this year. Producers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after September 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.