An Informational Memorandum was issued on December 22, 2022, outlining Following Another Crop (FAC) options and requirements. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is simplifying sign-up and expanding double cropping coverage availability for the 2023 crop year. This action is an effort by President Biden and Secretary Vilsack to increase domestic food production and potential global food shortages related to the invasion of Ukraine as part of a broader set of commitments made earlier this year. This change will enable agricultural producers to produce two crops on the same land each year, such as spring-planted soybeans or grain sorghum, following the harvest of a crop such as winter wheat.

Per Informational Memorandum IS-22-003, for the 2023 crop year, producers intending to plant soybeans or grain sorghum after wheat and other fall-seeded crops (double cropping) in counties where the FAC practice is not available, may have the option to request coverage in select counties through their crop insurance agent. In addition, producers in some areas of the country can request coverage for soybeans planted into wheat using a relay cropping practice.

Please reference the following hyperlink to access Informational Memorandum IS-22-003 for information regarding the options and requirements to apply for FAC coverage under this initiative and in accordance with the Written Agreement Handbook:

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