Are You Prevented From Planting?

You may have questions like what are the prevented plant rules or how does prevented planting affect my crop insurance? If you are concerned about prevented planting and think you may be in this situation, please contact us immediately at 866-577-1831.

How to Indicate Prevented Plant on Acreage Report 
As a reminder, your acreage report is due to AgStar by July 15, 2014. If you have filed a prevented plant claim, or are planting late, you will need to indicate this on your acreage report. Each insurance company's form is different, please reference each for where to indicate your prevented or late plant acres.

Map based acreage reports:

If you have additional questions or need assistance with completing your acreage report, please contact your AgStar agent.

Prevented Plant Rules
The rules for prevented planting are complex and the eligibility of a specific farm can change on an annual basis.  A few things to consider if you are in a prevented plant situation:


  • Meet 20/20 rule
  • Eligible acres
  • Insured cause of loss general to your area


  • Potential APH reduction
  • Payment dependent on MPCI coverage level


  • File Notice of Loss — contact AgStar immediately
  • Acres not planted by unit (EU, OU or BU)

Final Plant Dates
Corn: May 31, with exception of counties noted below:

  • Minnesota: May 25 for Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca, St Louis counties
  • Wisconsin: May 25 for Ashland, Sawyer, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron counties

Soybeans: June 10 (all counties)

NOTE: Late planting period starts after final plant dates listed above. Coverage is reduced by 1% per day, up to 25 days.

 AgStar Risk Management Officer, Mary Ebnet, reviews the four options producers have when faced with prevented planting.

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