2018 Shared Risk Program West – Crop Loss

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The 2018 Bayer Shared Risk Program includes Crop Loss protection on irrigated or dryland acres.

Crop Loss Program Eligibility

The Crop Loss element of the 2018 Bayer Shared Risk Program is designed to support cotton growers who lose their final cotton planting due to certain weather events.

The Crop Loss Program includes options to compensate for:

  • Trait technologies: LibertyLink®, GlyTol®, TwinLink®, TwinLink Plus, Roundup Ready® Flex and/or Bollgard II®
  • Liberty® herbicide and Velum® Total

Important Dates

Crop Loss coverage is available when the loss occurs within 60 days of final planting.

Final date of submission

  • August 31, 2018


If a grower’s eligible cotton crop is damaged, as described under general program requirements, to the extent that it qualifies for crop loss, Bayer will reimburse the grower for their invoiced price of seed and trait technologies, less $170 per 220K bag equivalent unit.

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Conditions of Crop Loss Coverage

Failed acres must qualify for coverage under the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance Program.
  • Required documentation must include:
    • FSA Form 576, or Production Worksheet / Proof of Loss
    • Original purchase invoice copy
    • Signed claim form
  • All Stoneville and FiberMax varieties are eligible.
  • Premium seed treatment is not reimbursable on a Crop Loss claim.
  • Affected acres cannot be replanted back to cotton and must be destroyed.
  • Crop must be destroyed after submitting a claim and validated by a Bayer representative.

Coverage for Trait Technology:

If grower’s cotton crop is lost and is destroyed and cannot be replanted, the Bayer Shared Risk Crop Loss Program protects grower’s trait investment, including:
  • LibertyLink
  • GlyTol
  • TwinLink
  • TwinLink Plus
  • Roundup Ready Flex
  • Bollgard II

Coverage for Input Products:

  • Liberty reimbursement up to use rate of 58 ounces of Liberty per acre – minimum purchase of 20 gallons of Liberty in 2018.
  • Velum Total reimbursement up to use rate of 14 ounces of Velum Total per acre.

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.

General Program Requirements

The program applies only to acres planted with Stoneville and/or FiberMax cotton seed.

Best Management Practices established by University Extension Service for local growing region must have been followed:

  • Seeding rate
  • Planting date
  • Weed control
  • Other acceptable farming practices

Program Procedures

  • Growers must notify the agent/sub-agent, from whom the seed was purchased, of the grower risk protection 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 crop loss, the agent / sub-agent will contact the local Bayer Sales Representative within 10 days of the crop loss
  • Bayer Sales Representatives must submit within 2 weeks subsequent to published deadline dates.
    • Crop Loss: August 31, 2018
  • All claim forms must be signed by the grower, agent/sub-agent and sales representative.
  • Bayer Sales Representative will verify the need for grower risk protection 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 Stoneville and/or FiberMax 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

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CA – Northern Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee

Counties: Northern Arkansas: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Newton, Poinsett, Pope, Randolph, Saint Francis, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff Missouri: All counties Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dryer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Robertson, Stewart, Tipton, Weakley

CB – Georgia, Florida and Southern Alabama

Counties: Georgia: All counties except Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Dade, Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Murray, Oconee, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield Florida: All counties Southern Alabama: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Washington, Wilcox

CC – Louisiana, Mississippi, Southern Arkansas and East Texas

Counties: Louisiana: All counties Mississippi: All counties Southern Arkansas: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Clark, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Polk, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sevier, Union, Yell East Texas: Bowie, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Newton, Panola, Sabine, Shelby

CG – Northern Alabama, Middle Tennessee, and Northern Georgia

Counties: Northern Alabama: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, De Kalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Randolph, Saint Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston Middle Tennessee: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Wayne Northern Georgia: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Dade, Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Murray, Oconee, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield

CI – North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

Counties: North Carolina: All counties South Carolina: All counties Virginia: All counties

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Program Conditions

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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