The end of July 2017, the Ag industry was in a tailspin not knowing how much damage was caused by drift, and inversion as the sprayers were rolling to cover the soybean acres as fast as possible. As insurance companies scrambled to have adjusters to inspect fields and pull samples for testing, everyone held their breathe to see how the soybeans recovered. For many, the concern diminished as they harvested their soybeans, but others felt that their soybeans didn’t reach the maximum yield potential.
When it came time to settle claims, insurance adjusters were finding that many yields were higher then expected, and a large number of claims were not payable. “Roughly 75% of the claims didn’t have a payable claim”, said Don Heinrich, Assistant Vice President, Chubb Agribusiness Claims
Extension experts estimate 1.1 million total acres of soybeans alone have received some damage this season. However, official complaints are not as high as 2018. Click here to read the complete article.
Missouri and other stated continue to scrutinize the use of Dicamba. They are looking for ways to limited opportunities for use and more training requirements for those applying. Click here to read more.