In the 2018 farm bill cotton was reintroduced as a covered commodity through the programs that are administered by the Farm Service Agency. Seed Cotton is now eligible for enrollment in ARC or PLC. In the past ARC/PLC enrollment for seed cotton was straight forward, however the increase in price makes the decision for 2022 more complicated. Our team at Agriliance is prepared to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages in the seed cotton program and how it relates to your participation in STAX for the 2022 crop year. To speak to an agent about coverage and enrollment decisions, please click the “Contact Us” button below and fill out the required information. We look forward to learning more about your farm and helping with your risk management decisions.
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Important Options to Elect
Yield adjustment replaces a low yield for a particular year in a producer’s APH database with a yield equal to 60% of the county t-yield.
Yield cup keeps the approved yield for each farm from dropping more than 10% as new yield records are added each year.
Yield exclusion allows certain years to be removed from a farm’s production history. To be eligible for exclusion, the county yield must be at least 50% below the simple average of the county yields for the previous 10 consecutive crop years.
Trend adjustment increases a farm’s guarantee by adjusting the yield history upward in accordance with the trend adjustment factor established by the county. This option allows a producer’s 10-year production history to match his/her current yield potential.
Where applicable, an insured may select different levels of coverage for irrigated and non-irrigated practices. For example, a producer may elect to insure irrigated acres at a lower level than non-irrigated acres.
This endorsement offers yield loss coverage for cottonseed at a specified price per pound. The level of coverage provided through seed endorsement will match the coverage selected for cotton lint.