ANNAPOLIS - Maryland farmers who have purchased federal crop insurance are reminded that crop damage from flooded fields from this past week's record-breaking rain are covered as it would be in the case of drought, the Maryland Department of Agriculture said.
In a news release, the department gave tips "for getting the most out of your crop insurance in the coming weeks." The tips are:
Call your crop insurance agent and report what fields are flooded within 72 hours of discovery of loss or damage
If you plan on plowing down the crop, have an adjustor evaluate the field before plowing. Do not destroy evidence of damage until a loss adjuster evaluates it.
If the crop is going to be harvested, then call your crop insurance agent, make a report and document the yield at harvest.