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Jun 12, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Veteran Farmer and Rancher Crop Insurance Benefits Now Available

Here is what you need to know if you are a military veteran and farmer or rancher.

Jun 11, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Producers: Control What You Can Control

For those adversely impacted by weather, that means making the right financial decision for your operation during this late planting period. For all producers, it means keeping marketing top of mind to maximize profitability.

May 2, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Slow Start to 2018 Season; Prevent-plant and Replant Odds Increasing

This timely reminder takes you through the steps you must follow in order to claim crop insurance.

Mar 21, 2018 |

Strive to Improve Crop Risk Management

We’ve got an overview of strategies and tips for improving your bottom line from our GrowingOn® meetings.

Mar 6, 2017 |

Getting Your Crop Insurance in Order

Are you optimizing your insurance for the amount you are spending?

Nov 12, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Harvest Done? Don’t Feed Until You Measure!

Livestock feeders, now that your production is safely stored, request an appraisal before feeding any livestock. Brush up on recordkeeping requirements.

Dec 11, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Tools to Managing Commodity Price Volatility

With interest rates still near historical all-time lows, agriculture producers have a prime opportunity to structure debt and focus on working capital to withstand commodity price volatility.

Oct 28, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Help Available in Choosing Right Crop Insurance

Producers have until March 31, 2015, to decide between PLC and ARC. FCSAmerica has a number of resources to help producers make the best crop insurance decision for their operations.

Sep 12, 2014 | Crop Insurance

FCSAmerica Comments on Crop Insurance Interim Rule

FCSAmerica has let federal authorities know that an interim rule would adversely impact producers who invested in preparing native sod for planting in 2014.

Jun 10, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Hail Storm a Reminder of Managing Risks with Crop Insurance

The storm that hit parts of Nebraska and Iowa on June 3 proved as powerful as forecasters had warned. Fortunately, customers heeded the warnings and reviewed their crop insurance levels before the hail hit.

Feb 13, 2014 |

What the Farm Bill of 2014 Means to Producers

As a whole, the new Farm Bill is notable for continuing core programs that farmers and ranchers need to manage the risks inherent to commodity prices and weather.

Dec 30, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

Risky Environment Calls for Close Eye on Breakeven, Insurance and Marketing Plans

Heading into 2014, corn and soybean prices have declined while input prices are flat, so margins will be tighter. This intensifies the need for smart planning and marketing.

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