JUDICIAL:

Ausmus v. Perdue, 908 F.3d 1248 (10th Cir. 2018); This is an Administrative Procedure Act challenge to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation’s implementation of the Farm CropInsurance Act, 7 U.S.C. §§ 1501–1524. Plaintiffs are winter wheat farmers from Colorado who were denied the Actual Production History yield exclusion when they purchased crop insurance for the 2015 crop year. Plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought review of the denial through the United States Department of Agriculture’s administrative appeals process, and then appealed to the district court. The district court reversed the USDA’s decision because it concluded that the text of the FCIA unambiguously entitled Plaintiffs to the APH yield exclusion. Exercising jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, the court of appeals affirms.