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Dec 27, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Top Line Farm Bill Features

We highlight areas of the farm bill that will interest many of our customer-owners.

Jan 13, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance 101

Choosing the right crop insurance doesn’t have to be complicated. Steve Johnson breaks the decision down to a few key points to help producers decide between ARC and PLC.

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.

Jul 1, 2014 | Crop Insurance

How Price Loss Coverage Protects Your Operation

Farmers face a one-time decision in which they must elect one of two commodity programs: Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC). We look at each program to help producers weigh which one is the best risk management tool for their operation.

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.

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