H. R. 1240
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 23, 2021
Mr. Johnson of South Dakota (for himself and Ms. Craig) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to modify prevented planting coverage.
This Act may be cited as the
Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters with Cover Crops Act of 2021 or the
FEEDD Act of 2021.
Second crop planted
Section 508A(c) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1508a(c)) is amended—
in paragraph (1), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
Second crop planted
The producer may—
plant a second crop on the same acreage for harvest in the same crop year; and
collect, subject to paragraphs (4) and (5)—
an indemnity payment established by the Corporation for the first crop, but not to exceed 35 percent of the prevented planting guarantee for the acreage for the first crop; or
an indemnity payment that is equal to 100 percent of the prevented planting guarantee for the acreage for the first crop, if the second crop—
is a cover crop, as determined by the Secretary;
is planted in an area with low hay or forage supplies due to widespread excessive moisture, flood, drought, or other factors, as determined by the Secretary;
is planted with an intended use of animal feed that is hayed, grazed, or chopped; and
will be donated or used by the producer.
in paragraph (3), by striking
Except and all that follows through
paragraph (1)(B) and inserting
Except in the case of a second crop planted as described in subitems (aa) through (dd) of paragraph (1)(B)(ii)(II) or double cropping described in subsection (d), if a producer makes an election under paragraph (1)(B)(ii)(I); and
by adding at the end the following:
Indemnity payments during haying, grazing, or chopping
Definition of harvest date
In this paragraph, the term harvest date means a date—
determined by the Secretary for purposes of subparagraph (C); and
that may differ based on the region of the United States for which the date is established.
Annual establishment of harvest date
The Secretary shall establish a harvest date for each region of the United States by crop year, taking into account current and regularly updated forward-looking meteorological data.
No reduction in indemnity payments
For the purposes of paragraph (1)(B)(ii)(I), the Secretary shall not reduce the amount of an indemnity payment collected by a producer that hays, grazes, or chops cover crops, as determined by the Secretary, on prevented planting acres after the harvest date applicable to the region in which the prevented planting acres are located.