Agricultural equipment spraying field at sunsetCorn farmers who “split apply” nitrogen will soon have another option for insurance coverage. Beginning in crop year 2022, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) will offer the Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) in certain states for non-irrigated corn, providing coverage for producers who use this practice that is considered better for natural resources and saves money for producers. To “split-apply” nitrogen, growers make multiple fertilizer applications during the growing season rather than providing all of the crop’s nitrogen requirements with a single treatment before or during planting. The PACE will provide payments for the projected yield lost when producers are unable to apply the in-season nitrogen application. USDA RMA will share additional details later this year. The sales closing date for the endorsement will be the same as the producer’s underlying corn policy. Read more here.