Farmers: Report crop losses to crop insurance agent BEFORE harvesting

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is reminding farmers to contact their crop insurance agent before harvesting fields to report and verify crop losses.

Heavy rains throughout Minnesota have left some farmers dealing with issues like flooded fields, mold and stalk rot caused by wet soil. A 24-hour period from Sept. 21-22 saw some areas of the state get drenched with anywhere from 5-10 inches of rain.

“Don’t hesitate to contact your crop insurance agent about losses. We don’t want to see any farmers who have experienced losses and purchased crop insurance miss out on indemnity payments,” said Ryan Buck, who is a Past MCGA President, farms near Goodhue and works as a crop insurance agent. “Even if you think there is a small chance of a claim, turn it in. It doesn’t cost anything to have it looked at.”

More information on how and when to report crop losses to your crop insurance agent can be found in this document from USDA’s Risk Management Agency.

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