The 2018 Farm Bill gives farmers more flexibility when making crop insurance decisions.
Beginning this year, the Risk Management Agency will offer
multi-county enterprise units.
Minnesota-based farm management analyst Kent Thiesse says many farmers have been asking for this change.
“For example, say a farmer had five units (and) four of them in one county and one that might even be across the road but in a different county, and they weren’t able to include that as part of their enterprise units.”
He tells Brownfield under the new rules farmers can combine land from adjacent counties as long as it’s not eligible for an enterprise unit in another county.