Low Yield Appraisal (LYA)
In response to the feed shortage this year, SCIC is doubling the Low Yield Appraisal threshold values for customers who salvage their cereal or pulse crops as feed, without negatively impacting future individual coverage. After a harvest-loss factor is applied, if the appraised yield falls below the established threshold level, the Customer Service Office manager can reduce the appraisal to zero based on information gathered by the adjuster during the inspection.
- The threshold level is meant to reflect the approximate cost of harvesting when a crop is not worth harvesting.
- This can be applied on a field basis. It does not have to be applied to the entire crop.
- LYA cannot be applied due to quality.
- LYA’s may be applied to a portion of a field.
- All eligible acres must be put to an alternate use.
The previous established threshold for barley was seven bushels per acre. For Crop Insurance customers wanting to utilize a grain crop for feed, the threshold will now be 14 bushels per acre. In this case, a zero bushel yield would be used for the claim and the original 14 bushels would be used to update future coverage.
For 2021, Low Yield Appraisal threshold values are doubled for customers who salvage their cereal or pulse crops as feed. These crops are indicated in the below chart with an asterisk (*). The values in the chart are the standard threshold numbers.
Cereal and pulse crops include: Wheat, Barley, Oats, Peas, Corn, Lentils, Soybean, Chickpea, Rye, Beans, Triticale
|Crop||Threshold Level (kilograms)||Threshold Level (bushels)|
|Large Green Lentils||82*||3*|
|Lentils - Other||82*||3*|
|Small Kabuli Chickpea||82*||3*|
|Large Kabuli Chickpea||82*||3*|
|Alfalfa Seed||11||25 pounds|
Customers are asked to contact their local SCIC office before they graze, bale or silage any damaged crops to discuss their options. Crop Insurance coverage will not be negatively impacted if customers chose to divert grain crops to feed.
Livestock producers can gain access to feed sources from Crop Insurance customers who chose to put their crops to a use other than harvest. Producers are encouraged to contact their neighboring operations to set up arrangements.