2018 Shared Risk Program East – Yield

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The 2018 Bayer Shared Risk Program includes Yield protection for growers who follow Bayer recommendations and whose yields fall below 750 pounds per acre.

Yield Protection Eligibility

The program applies to irrigated or dryland acres planted with Stoneville® or FiberMax® cotton seed.

To be eligible, a grower must plant Stoneville and/or FiberMax cotton seed on 30 percent or more of their total bags in Stoneville and/or FiberMax for 2018, excluding replant bags. The purchase requirement applies to all cotton acres including both irrigated and dryland.

Program Period

April 2, 2018 through March 29, 2019

Yield Protection Program Requirements:

Enrollment form and/or retailer invoice summary or copies of all purchase invoices for all cottonseed purchases for 2018 must be submitted to the Bayer Sales Representative by July 31, 2018.

If grower has a claim, required documentation must include: signed Bayer Shared Risk claim form, FSA Form 578, and one of the following three documents to validate yield: insurance production worksheet, FSA Form 503 or gin tickets.

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If a grower’s eligible cotton crop yields less than 750 lbs. per acre, grower is reimbursed for the invoiced price of seed, trait, and if applicable Aeris®/Trilex® Advanced, COPeO® Prime seed treatment and/or Velum Total less per bag grower responsibility 220K equivalent unit.

Stoneville SRC Reimbursement chart-Yield

Coverage for Trait Technology

The Yield protection element of the Bayer Shared Risk Program protects grower’s trait investment, including:
  • LibertyLink
  • GlyTol
  • TwinLink
  • TwinLink Plus
  • Roundup Ready Flex
  • Bollgard II

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.
  • Bayer Sales Representatives must submit within 2 weeks subsequent to published deadline dates.
    • Yield protection - less than 750 pounds: March 29, 2019
  • 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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