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Oklahoma: Crop Insurance Workshop, Enid, Nov. 3

Oklahoma: Crop Insurance Workshop, Enid, Nov. 3

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Services 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Think of the 2017 Crop Insurance Workshop scheduled for Nov. 3 in Enid as essentially one-stop shopping for agricultural producers, lenders and educators; crop insurance agents and marketing consultants. Trent Milacek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension area agricultural economist, said

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Illinois: Combining Margin Protection and Revenue Protection

Illinois: Combining Margin Protection and Revenue Protection

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 27, 2017

The new Margin Protection crop insurance policy can be purchased along with any COMBO product. Doing so will allow farmers to have “county” margin protection up to a 95% coverage level combined with farm-level coverage for revenues at lower coverage

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Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Last week, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) released an analysis of the Federal crop insurance portfolio titled, “The Risk Management Safety Net: Market Penetration and Market Potential.” Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the RMA report. The report

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Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

👤By Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) and other statewide efforts to reduce the loss of nutrients from modern farming include farmer adoption of cover cropping practices as one of the priorities (see, farmdoc daily, March 17, 2016). These efforts are increasing

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Illinois: Comparing Payments from Margin Protection with Harvest Price Option

Illinois: Comparing Payments from Margin Protection with Harvest Price Option

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Listen to MP3 Podcast In this article, historical payments from Margin Protection are estimated and compared to Area Revenue Protection. Both insurance contracts have the harvest price option. The example is for corn in Sangamon County Illinois from 2000 to

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AgFax Southwest Cotton: Weed Control Success; More on Harvey; Heat Units Still Needed

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Weed Control Success; More on Harvey; Heat Units Still Needed

🕔Sep 13, 2017

We have more reports about Harvey damage from Gaylon Morgan and Josh McGinty. Additionally, scroll down to read recent crop insurance information from Plains Cotton Growers representatives. Weed control is reportedly looking good. Chuck Wilbur said it sure is nice NOT to be faced

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Crop Insurance: Should Users of Revenue Protection Add Margin Protection?

Crop Insurance: Should Users of Revenue Protection Add Margin Protection?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

Farmers have until September 30 to determine whether to purchase Margin Protection, a new crop insurance product that provides payments when a harvest revenue-cost margin is below a guarantee set based on an expected revenue-cost margin (see farmdoc daily, September 8, 2017). Users

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Texas Hurricane Losses: When Crop Insurance Won’t Help – DTN

Texas Hurricane Losses: When Crop Insurance Won’t Help – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Many cotton farmers in eastern and southern Texas were anticipating a strong crop this year, only to see their hopes washed away by Hurricane Harvey. Now they’re trying to salvage what’s left of their crops.   After coming ashore in

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: New Margin Protection Insurance – Should You Switch?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: New Margin Protection Insurance – Should You Switch?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Margin Protection is a new insurance product available for insuring corn and soybeans in Illinois. Some farmers may find Margin Protection beneficial. Farmers who purchase Area Risk Protection (ARP) may find switching to Margin Protection attractive if they want to

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Farm Safety-Net Payments Through 1st 3 Years of 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report

Farm Safety-Net Payments Through 1st 3 Years of 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 28, 2017

Background Earlier this month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled, “Farm Safety-Net Payments Under the 2014 Farm Bill: Comparison by Program Crop,” which stated in part that, “The 2014 farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014, P.L. 113-79) authorizes farm

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