2017 Replant Protection Program – West

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The 2017 Bayer Shared Risk™ Program includes replant protection on irrigated or dryland acres.

Replant Program Eligibility

The replant program for the West Region applies to all acres planted with FiberMax® or Stoneville® cotton seed.

Replant protection is provided when an eligible cotton crop is destroyed by an Act of God, limited to wind, hail or flooding events only.

Loss of early-season cotton stands due to soil crusting, cold temperatures, disease and insects are covered when demonstration of Best Management Practices (as established by University Extension Services for local growing region) are followed:
  • Seeding Rate
  • Planting Date
  • Weed Control
  • Other Acceptable Farming Practices

Important Dates

Cotton Replant Coverage:
  • For South Texas (South of I-10): extends through May 15, 2017
  • For the remaining geography in the West region: extends through June 30, 2017

Reimbursement

Reimbursement (if eligible) will be made on products that are purchased and consumed in 2017.

Reimbursement will not exceed cost of products used at first planting based on the original grower invoice document and will not exceed the grower price.

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Cottonseed Replant Conditions:

  • If a grower who originally planted with FiberMax and/or Stoneville elects not to replant with FiberMax and/or Stoneville, then grower is not eligible for program.
  • The grower will receive reimbursement for the invoiced price of FiberMax or Stoneville cotton seed and trait technology less $25 per 220K bag equivalent unit ($20 per 170K bag).
  • If the original planted variety with the same technology is not available, then another FiberMax and/or Stoneville variety with the same technology must be substituted in order to be eligible for this program.
  • This program is only offered for the first replanting of the season and does not cover multiple replant situations.
  • Bayer shall be the final arbiter as to cause of loss.
  • Copies of the first plant and replant invoices must be included along with a signed claim form.
  • Required documentation must include: FSA Form 576, or PRODUCTION WORKSHEET / PROOF OF LOSS.

Cottonseed Crop Loss: Corn and/or Sorghum Replant Option for Seed Zones CD & CE Only

  • A grower who originally planted FiberMax and/or Stoneville cotton and is unable to replant to cotton may elect to replant with corn or sorghum.
  • The grower will receive reimbursement for the invoiced price of FiberMax or Stoneville cotton seed and trait technology, less $155 per 220K bag equivalent unit or ($120 per 170K bag).
  • Reimbursement eligibility is limited to an equal number or less of cotton (original crop loss acres) and corn and/or sorghum acres (replanted acres).
  • This program is offered only in situations where it is not conducive to replant with FiberMax and/or Stoneville cotton seed.
  • Required documentation must include FSA Form 576, or PRODUCTION WORKSHEET / PROOF OF LOSS.
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Credenz® Soybean Replant Option

  • A grower who originally planted FiberMax or Stoneville cotton seed and is unable to replant to cotton may elect to replant with Credenz® soybeans.
  • The grower will receive reimbursement for the invoiced price of FiberMax or Stoneville cotton seed and trait technology less $170 per 220K bag equivalent unit ($135 per 170K bag) and 50 percent of suggested retail price of Credenz soybeans.
  • Reimbursement eligibility is limited to an equal number of cotton and soybean acres.
  • This program is offered in situations where it is not conducive to replant with FiberMax and/or Stoneville cotton seed.
  • Required documentation must include FSA Form 576, or PRODUCTION WORKSHEET / PROOF OF LOSS.

Coverage for At-Plant Products

Requirements for reimbursement related to Aeris®/Trilex® Advanced and COPeO™ Prime and/or Velum® Total are:
  • Treat FiberMax and/or Stoneville cotton seed with Aeris/Trilex Advanced and COPeO Prime and/or Velum Total at labeled rate.
  • Claim reimbursement value will not exceed recommended label rates.
  • The program applies to all acres planted with Bayer cotton seed and treated with Aeris/Trilex Advanced and COPeO Prime and/or Velum Total followed by replanting with Bayer cotton seed treated with Aeris/Trilex Advanced and COPeO Prime.
  • Application of Velum Total is not a requirement on replant.

Qualifying Customers

Cotton growers who use qualifying products purchased from a Bayer authorized agent (distributor), or sub-agent (retailer).

Payments will be released only to growers who have a valid signed Bayer Grower Technology Agreement and/or a Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement (required for Monsanto-traited seed).

Program Elements

Growing Practices:

Growers must use sound farm management practices, making every attempt to establish a stand and produce a crop. Growers are encouraged to follow Right Variety. Right Field. Right Yield.™ strategy.

Planting multiple varieties on their farm will increase profit potential and reduce risk.

Program Procedures

  • Growers must notify the agent/sub-agent, from whom the seed was purchased, of the grower shared risk claim.
  • Grower must furnish correct mailing addresses with verifying documentation as required on the claims reimbursement form.
  • Validation of seed purchases will be conducted prior to processing claim.
  • For replant, the agent/sub-agent will contact the local Bayer Sales Representative prior to replant.
  • For crop loss, the agent/sub-agent will contact the local Bayer sales representative within 10 days of the crop loss.
  • All claim forms must be signed by the grower, agent/sub-agent and sales representative.
  • Bayer Sales Representative will verify the need for grower shared risk reimbursement.
  • Bayer representative must inspect the field prior to tillage or replanting.
  • Claim reimbursement will be mailed to the Bayer Sales Representative, delivered to the agent/sub-agent and made payable to the grower.
  • Claims will be audited.
  • Bayer shall be the final arbiter as to the cause of loss.
  • Grower agrees to allow inspection of field by Bayer representative.
  • Growers who plant FiberMax and/or Stoneville with Monsanto technology, e.g., Genuity® Bollgard II® and/or Roundup Ready® Flex traits must have a valid Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement.

Seed Drop Zones

CD – East Texas

Counties: East Texas: Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Camp, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Dewitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Ellis, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Hog, Jim Wells, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, Lamar, Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, McLennan, McMullen, Madison, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Milam, Montague, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Rains, Real, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Rusk, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Tarrant, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, Wood, Zapata, Zavala

CE – Oklahoma, West Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico

Counties: Oklahoma: All counties West Texas: Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Comanche, Concho, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Erath, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, McCulloch, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Winkler, Yoakum, Young Kansas: All counties New Mexico: All counties

CF – Western Arizona and Imperial Valley, California

Arizona: All counties except Apache, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Navajo California: Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego

CH – San Joaquin/Sacramento Valley, California

Counties: All California counties except Imperial, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego

CJ – Eastern Arizona

Arizona: Apache, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Navajo

 
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Program Conditions
BAYER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR WITHDRAW THIS PROGRAM OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Reimbursement will not be made on invoices that have been artificially inflated or fabricated. Bayer makes no warranty or guarantee regarding availability of Qualifying Products including specific varieties of product for replanting purposes. All federal, state or local taxes on payments received under this program are the sole responsibility of the payment recipient, individuals, or reseller, and not of Bayer, its parent company, or its agents. Fraudulent reporting of sales and product use are grounds for withholding or invalidating all program money. Bayer reserves the right to verify all claims for allowances under this program, and in matters of discrepancy, reserves the right of final decision. Bayer reserves the right to debit payments from future programs or collect amounts directly from growers if errors are discovered after payments have been issued.

Fraudulent claims hotline: 1-877-976-8286. Your call is anonymous and will help maintain the integrity of Bayer programs for those who qualify appropriately.

 

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