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USDA expands PACE-eligible counties

The USDA is expanding the Post-Application Coverage Endorsement, or PACE insurance option to include most counties in four states.  This means more farmers in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin can get coverage for non-irrigated corn with nitrogen applied mid-season.

Risk Management Agency Administrator Marcia Bunger says the agency is always striving to offer risk management options and opportunities that are in the best interest of the producers and their operations and to support and encourage environmental and climate-smart practices. She says the expansion of PACE reflects our confidence in the product and producers’ interest. 

Bunger says the new change nearly doubles the geographic area where PACE is available to corn farmers.  A map of the program’s expansion can be found online at Brownfield Ag News.

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