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Growers’ help needed to improve crop insurance
USDA’s Risk Management Agency has expressed a willingness to make changes to the quality standard for wheat by addressing the low falling number scale, but the agency wants to address the issue nationwide and needs strong data to support any changes.
RMA does not need and would prefer not to receive growers’ names, addresses and tax ID numbers.
The data must contain: the year; county and state where the crop was grown (not sold/delivered); quality of production; gross price received; net payment (gross less any dockage, but not considering any storage or shipping fees); test weight; and protein.
In addition, the agency needs at least one of the following: DON/VOM; falling number; or other quality spec of interest.