PA Agriculture Dept Reminds Farmers To Report Crop Damages Immediately
Harrisburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania farmers has been reminded by the state’s Department of Agriculture to immediately report crop damages to the local Farm Service Agency and their crop insurance agents within 3 days of discovery.
Said reminder according to Agriculture Secretary George Greig will help the farmers ensure that they will get the most out of their crop insurance policy. The Department of Agriculture’s advisory came in after several farms had incurred damages caused by armyworms and late blight.
The said government agency also reminded the state farmers not just to contact their crop insurance agents after 72 hours since discovery of damages but to follow-up as well in writing. Farmers are also advised not to destroy the evidence needed to support one’s claims unless advised in writing by the insurance adjuster.
As to damages due to insects or diseases are concerned, a crop insurance policyholder must be able to show that the incident was uncontrollable and that preventative measures were taken.
In last year’s crop damages, Pennsylvania producers were able to recover $62.6 million from losses.
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