If your crop has not been inspected and you are ready to begin harvest, please contact your AFSC office to obtain approval to leave representative inspection strips.

Inspectors will use these strips to assess your crop’s damage, while still allowing you to begin or continue to harvest or swath. These strips are your responsibility to maintain, and they must meet the following criteria:

  • Leave a strip in from the field’s edge at a distance of one-third the width of that field.
  • Each strip should be a minimum of 10 feet wide and span the full length of the field.
  • Fields less than 100 acres require 2 strips.
  • Fields over 100 acres require an additional strip, for a total of 3 strips.
  • Fields that span multiple quarter sections require each quarter section to be treated as separate fields.