USDA’s Risk Management Agency is authorizing self-certification on replant inspections and waiving witness signatures in certain situations as part of a broader suite of flexibilities to support producers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Specifically, Approved Insurance Providers may allow the use of self-certification replant inspections for certain crops with 100 gross acres per unit in lieu of 50 acres, and they may waive the witness signature requirement for approval of Assignment of Indemnity through July 15, 2020, for applicable crop years.
Many state and local governments have issued “stay-at-home” orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may prevent loss adjusters from completing on-the-farm replant inspections.
The COVID-19 concerns are also keeping many loss adjusters and policyholders from meeting in person.
Source – https://kfgo.com