There have been updates, detailed in an RMA bulletin linked below, released for Prevented Planting acreage. This will apply to the 2019 Crop Year. Prior to today, if a cover crop was hayed or grazed prior to November 1, or otherwise harvested at any time, the Prevented Planting payment would be reduced to 35% of the Prevented Planting guarantee for the crop that was prevented from being planted.
– FOR THE 2019 CROP YEAR ONLY –
Cutting for silage, haylage, and baleage will be treated the same as haying or grazing. In addition, all references to the November 1 date, as it relates to haying and grazing, in any procedure will be replaced with September 1. Producers will be allowed to hay, graze, green chop, or cut cover crops for silage this year behind Prevented Planting acreage after September 1, and still be able to receive the full Prevented Planting payment.
CLICK HERE to view the RMA Prevented Planting Cover Crop Relief Bulletin