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Biotechnology Endorsement

The pilot Biotechnology Endorsement (BE) replaces the pilot Biotech Yield Endorsement (BYE) for the 2009 through 2011 crop years and reflects all States, practices, and seed technologies eligible to receive a premium rate reduction under the Pilot BE.
Note: The Pilot BYE and subsequent BE will no longer be in effect beginning with CY 2012.

For more information, contact RMA-RAVB Staff.

Application: Pilot Biotechnology Endorsement Qualifying Hybrids




Biotech Yield Endorsement (BYE) - 2008

The pilot Biotech Yield Endorsement (BYE), available for the 2008 crop year, allows the producer to receive a premium rate reduction on non-irrigated corn for grain planted to hybrid varieties of corn that contain specific Monsanto triple-stack genetics.

BYE was available for non-irrigated corn in all counties in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota. Producers will be required to purchase an individual yield or revenue insurance plan (APH, RA, or CRC) at a buy-up level of coverage, and plant at least 75 percent of their corn acres on an insured unit to a corn hybrid containing specific Monsanto triple-stack genetics.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact RMA-RAVB Staff.