Using FSA acres can artificially lower a grower’s actual production history (APH). Total production for a field is divided by the number of planted acres to calculate the APH. When the acres are overstated using FSA instead of the true planted acres, it drops the APH. This lowers the maximum potential payout for any claims.
A 21.27 bushel difference of corn in our 7% operation example increases a crop insurance guarantee of $145.91 per acre. Across 4,000 acres, that is a $583,648 increase in guarantees. Using Precision Planted acres have a lasting impact on your operation through your APH.