Crop insurance coverage for land emerging from CRP important

Federal crop insurance policies require that acreage must have been planted and harvested in at least one of the three previous crop years unless such acreage was left unplanted in order to comply with any other USDA program. Therefore, acreage coming out of a Conservation Reserve Program contract would be insurable. To establish a production guarantee for the acreage emerging from CRP, the policyholder may provide acceptable production history for the year(s) the crop was grown prior to the acreage’s enrollment in CRP. If the crop was grown prior to enrollment in CRP; but, acceptable production history is not provided, yields are established differently based on whether the CRP acres are a separate unit.