Corn Market: Pre-Harvest Hedging and Revenue Protection

🕔May 17, 2018Prudent pre-harvest hedging reduces risk, particularly if it is done in conjunction with the purchase of revenue crop insurance having the Harvest Price Option (HPO) option. Recent criticism of crop […]

Crop Insurance: Overwhelming Use of Harvest Price Option – Example, Illinois

🕔May 9, 2018Over time, farmers have migrated to revenue crop insurance products with the harvest price option (HPO). Today, products with HPO are used on over 90% of the insured acres in […]

Illinois Crop Insurance: Soybeans – Impacts of Lowering Coverage Levels

🕔Jan 24, 2018In 2018, some farmers are considering lowering coverage levels or eliminating crop insurance on soybeans. A primary motive for doing so is reducing cash flows in these times of negative […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Projected Prices for 2018 – More of the Same?

🕔Dec 20, 2017Projected prices for 2018 crop insurance policies will not be set until February for corn and soybean grown in the Midwest states. However, current levels of futures contracts provide estimates […]

Illinois: Combining Margin Protection and Revenue Protection

🕔Sep 27, 2017The 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 […]

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

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🕔Sep 13, 2017Farmers 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 […]

Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

🕔Jun 14, 2017Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administration’s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion […]

Crop Insurance Product Comparison – What’s Best for You?

🕔Jun 12, 2017Periodically, discussion pertaining to the elimination of the harvest price option is mentioned in policy circles. The revenue protection product with the harvest price option is widely used in the […]

Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

🕔Mar 8, 2017The two Federal safety net program providing risk protection to crop farmers are crop insurance and the commodity title of the farm bill, with commodity title payments coming through Agricultural […]

Soybeans: Concerned About Price Risk? Consider Using ARP.

🕔Jan 24, 2017This year, downside price risk on soybeans is a larger concern than usual. For those farmers who are particularly concerned about downside price risk, Area Risk Protection (ARP) at the […]



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