Report Low Yields Within 72 Hours

Yield variability within the field is a big challenge due to drowned out spots, nitrogen loss and other problems from excessive rain during the 2010 growing season.  Farmers should notify their crop insurance agents of low yields within 72 hours of initial discovery, according to a recent article in Wallaces Farmer.

“Keep a ledger sheet right there with you in the field,” says Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.  “Write down what bushels are coming from which field and which truck or wagon.  If you take the corn or beans to town, make sure you have a name on a scale ticket. That’s important should you be audited for Actual Production History purposes.”
 
Also, get your grain bins measured. Johnson says you shouldn’t put new crop on top of old crop grain in case you have a claim.

For the complete article, click here: http://farmprogress.com/story.aspx/nl13_3nl/report/low/yields/to/insurance/agent/promptly/at/harvest/9/42117

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