Crop Insurance: USDA Extends Flexibility on Premiums Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and […]

Delayed Harvest? Contact Your Crop Insurance Agent. Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Producers in several states, including North Dakota and Minnesota, have been affected by extremely wet and snowy conditions this fall. “Impacted producers covered by crop insurance should contact their insurance […]

Hemp Webinar Talks CBD Legality, THC Testing Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Unanswered questions for industrial hemp production in the United States has the industry watching the United States Department of Agriculture closely as they await regulations, according to the National Agricultural […]

Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage Available for 2020 Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019Certain industrial hemp growers will be able to obtain insurance coverage under the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program for crop year 2020. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced coverage […]

Weather-Based Price Premiums Will Be Limited Help – Commentary Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019We want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out, and prevented planting, all taking place in the […]

Illinois: Prevented Planting and Cover Crops – What’s Allowed, What’s Not? Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019There have been a number of developments since my June 17 article on managing prevented-planting (PP) fields. A major change was the granting of permission to harvest cover crops planted […]

Iowa Cover Crops: Follow Seed Law on Prevented Planting Acres Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019Unfavorable planting conditions this spring commonly delayed, and in some cases, prevented crop planting. Producers looking to plant a cover crop to meet the requirements of their insurance coverage must […]

Corn, Soy Prevented Planted Payments May Top $3.5Bln Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019Historical data is used in this article to arrive at estimates of prevent planting payments in 2019. Based on historical information, per acre payment rates of $308 per acre for […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves – Rise in Crop Prices; USDA Payments – Ag Barometer Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in June to a reading of 126, 25 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer is based upon a nationwide monthly survey of 400 […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

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