Hurricanes, Wildfires, 2017: Nearly $2Bln Available for Eligible Ag Producers

🕔Jul 17, 2018Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 can apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continue through November […]

Crop Insurance Fraud: Stamp Farms Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2018One of three men indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements to attain loans and crop insurance for Decatur, Michigan-based Stamp Farms LLC, […]

Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2018One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

Farm Policy: Federal Risk Management Tools for Ag Producers

🕔Jun 19, 2018Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a timely report regarding farm policy titled, “Federal Risk Management Tools for Agricultural Producers: An Overview.”  Today’s post […]

Pennsylvania: Crop Insurance – Prevented Planting Details

🕔Jun 14, 2018Prevented Planting General Information You must have been prevented from planting the insured crop due to an insured cause of loss that is general to the surrounding area. You do […]

Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package

🕔Jun 13, 2018Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Georgia Cotton: Prevented Planting And Crop Insurance – 5 Common Questions

🕔Jun 5, 2018Southern Georgia has seen a lot of rain during the month of May. The table below shows the precipitation and number of rainy days in 2018 compared to the average […]

Ag Barometer: Producers More Optimistic About Future

🕔Jun 5, 2018The May reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 141, 16 points higher than in April 2018 and the highest barometer value since January 2017 (Figure 1). […]

Crop Insurance Overview: Congressional Research Service Report

🕔May 30, 2018Earlier this month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled, “Federal Crop Insurance: Program Overview for the 115th Congress.”  Today’s update focuses on key highlights from the CRS report. The […]

Michigan Soybeans: 9 Recommendations for Late-Planted Fields

🕔May 24, 2018Soybean planting has been delayed by the frequent and heavy rain events occurring this spring. As a result, many soybean fields will be planted in June and producers need to […]

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