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Nov 25, 2020 | Crop Insurance

Winter wheat faces tough growing conditions. Producers might be hesitant to market their crop, even during good rallies. That’s where Revenue Protection comes in.

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Jun 30, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Late Planting Window Closing with a Few Acres to Go

Farmers and other grain market participants are on the edge of their chairs heading into the annual June planted acreage report on June 30.

Jun 23, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Soybean Planting Behind Average, Conditions Slipping

July 15 also is the deadline for purchasing annual forage coverage. Finally, have you paid your wheat crop insurance premium? If not, you’ll want to do so right away, before interest charges accrues.

Jun 2, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Good Progress Planting Beans

Remember, final planting date for soybeans is June 10 in South Dakota and Nebraska, and June 15 in Iowa.

May 28, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Deadline Looms: Conservation Compliance Date for 2016 Crop Insurance

Monday, June 1, is the deadline for producers to file their AD-1026 form, confirming conservation compliance, with their FSA office.

May 27, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Nebraska Corn Ends a Bit Short of Plan; Soybeans Lagging

While Nebraska’s planting deadline is past, Iowa and South Dakota growers still have time to get corn in the ground – and they are running ahead of schedule. Soybean progress, meanwhile, is mixed across the three states.

May 20, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Progress Slows; Cold Weather Worries Northern Growers

Producers who believe they need to replant due to non-emergence or who see damage from the recent cold weather should contact their insurance agent immediately.

May 12, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Corn Planting Well Along as Final Planting Dates Approach

Progress has been rapid in planting this year's crops. But for those who face challenges, our crop insurance staff reviews options when final planting dates arrive.

Mar 3, 2015 | Crop Insurance

FCSAmerica GrowingOn Meetings Help Producers Prepare for the 2015 Crop Year

FCSAmerica hosted GrowingOn® meetings in 30 locations across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota from December 2014 through January 2015.

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.

Nov 12, 2014 | Crop Insurance

ARC and PLC Training Videos Available

The first three videos in the Helping Finalize Decision for Election/Enrollment in the New Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) vs. Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs video series have been are available on YouTube via fcsamerica.com/farm-bill-2014.

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.

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