As we near July 15th, one of our largest acreage reporting dates, please keep in mind that on or before the applicable final acreage reporting date, an insured may revise his/her acreage reports for planted acres without the requirement of a crop inspection or ProAg’s approval.
After the applicable final ARD, acreage reports cannot be revised except for the following:
- As specifically allowed by the policy, including:
- Short-rated acreage, if requested by the insured, and the requirements in the Crop Provisions are met. The acreage report must be revised to designate short-rated acres separately.
- Measurement services are requested by the insured on or before the ARD, and the measurement services result in a different acreage determination. The acreage report can be revised to reflect the determined acres.
- When ProAg provides consent and can determine:
- A cause of loss has not occurred, and an appraisal indicates the crop will produce at least 90% of the yield used to determine the guarantee or amount of insurance for the unit (including reported and unreported acreage), except when there are unreported units.
- Information on the acreage report is clearly transposed.
- Adequate evidence is provided that ProAg or someone from USDA has committed an error regarding the information on the acreage report.
- All acreage report revisions require:
- Revisions to be made on a Revised Acreage Report form. If an Acreage Report is used rather than a Revised Acreage Report for the revision request, documentation is required to be made within the “Remarks” section of the Acreage Report form, providing a detailed explanation of the revision request.
- Printed names and signatures of the insured and agent.
- Timely dates.
For questions regarding processing revised acreage reports, please contact your applicable underwriter or district sales manager, and they will be happy to assist you.