Producers in three states now have an expanded tool to help them with input risks for some additional key crops.
Crop producers in Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle now have expanded protection against weather-related natural disasters with the new DuPont Crop Production Plus Full Farm program. DuPont has added coverage for soybeans, corn, and sorghum to existing coverage for wheat, barley, and sunflower crops for growers who apply DuPont crop protection products.
With the Crop Protection Plus Full Farm program, growers can receive cost replacement credit for eligible crops treated with qualified DuPont products purchased from a DuPont retailer between Sept. 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012. Growers are eligible for product cost replacement if treated fields become uneconomical to harvest due to drought, frost/freeze, flood, hail or fire.
"Growers in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas have been hit particularly hard by drought conditions during past two seasons," says John Chrosniak, regional director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. "Weather patterns continue to be unpredictable and add uncertainty to even the best crop production enterprises. Giving growers additional opportunities to protect their crops helps them manage that uncertainty for greater peace of mind."
Through the Crop Protection Plus Full Farm program, DuPont provides credit through local retailers where the products were purchased or through the TruChoice Opportunity Program in the dollar amount of the in-season purchase used to treat the lost area. The credit may be applied to purchases of DuPont products the next season, or the following year. No paperwork is required, unless a request for product replacement cost is filed.
"Growers can work directly with DuPont retailers to file a claim," says Chrosniak. "The Crop Protection Plus Full Farm program is easy to use and provides valuable support to growers who need it most. And it allows retailers to focus on providing their customers with the products and services that will help them gain the most from every acre."