Updated: Quick Look at Yield Exclusion Option in 2014 Farm Bill

Updated: Jul 8, 2020


Barn with a field (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).
Barn with a field (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).

Recently USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced eligible years for barley and wheat for Yield Exclusion (YE). YE allows producers to exclude specific yields from eligible years from their actual production histories (APH). This exclusion can have an impact on producers’ APHs and crop insurance premiums.


Eligible Counties in Maryland

To be eligible, the county average planted acreage yield must be 50 percent below the simple average for the previous 10 consecutive crop years. When a county is determined eligible for YE for a crop year, a contiguous county will also be eligible for YE. RMA will make a separate determination, available in the actuarial documents, for both irrigated acreage and non-irrigated acreage.


Table 1: Eligible Years and Counties in which the Yield Exclusion Option is available in Maryland for non-irrigated corn
Table 1: Eligible Years and Counties in which the Yield Exclusion Option is available in Maryland for non-irrigated corn

Table 2: Eligible Years and Counties in which the Yield Exclusion Option is available in Maryland for non-irrigated soybeans
Table 2: Eligible Years and Counties in which the Yield Exclusion Option is available in Maryland for non-irrigated soybeans