For some crops, only specific varieties for hybrids are automatically approved for insurance coverage. For example, flint, four, blue, Indian corn, or open pollinated corn are not automatically insurable with a corn APH policy, but required a written agreement (contact a crop insurance agent for details). Furthermore, corn maturity restrictions apply. In some northern Wisconsin counties, planting a corn variety with too long of a maturity date makes the crop uninsurable. Some practices are also not acceptable; in particular, some double cropping practices. For example, a producer who takes an early cutting of alfalfa and then plants corn cannot have APH coverage for the corn acres. It is the producer’s responsibility to ensure that the specific variety or type of crop planted is insurable and to use approved practices.
Insured Producers Have Several Responsibilities
These include planting an approved variety, using approved practices, completing required activities and filing necessary reports, and appropriately caring for the insured crop, reporting losses in a timely manner.