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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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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 10, 2014 | Crop Insurance

How Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Protects Your Operation

No bones about it. ARC is tough to understand. But this primer will go a long way toward helping you decide if ARC or PLC is the commodity program your operation.

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.

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.

Mar 19, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Proper Identification Number Required

Entity types such as individuals operating as businesses, estates, and irrevocable trusts require Employer Identification.

Mar 12, 2014 | Crop Insurance

FCSAmerica GrowingOn Meetings Help Producers Navigate Through Crop Price Volatility

FCSAmerica hosted GrowingOn® meetings in 30 locations across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota from December 2013 through January 2014.

Feb 27, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Entity Changes, Added Land, New Crops, Added Counties

Complex rules can affect your insurance coverage when you make entity changes like forming or dissolving trusts, partnerships or corporations.

Nov 26, 2013 | Crop Insurance

GrowingOn 2014 Meetings to Help Producers Plan and Reduce Risk in 2014

Farm Credit Services of America is hosting multiple GrowingOn® meetings in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa in December and January.

Sep 27, 2013 | Crop Insurance

Risk Management in Agriculture Explained in New Video

Dr. Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) presents an overall of the risks farmers face in producing a crop.

Feb 27, 2013 | Crop Insurance

Producers Encouraged to Implement Multiple Strategies to Manage Crop Risk and Protect Profit in 2013 at FCSAmerica GrowingOn® 2013 Meetings

FCSAmerica hosted GrowingOn® meetings in 31 locations across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota from late-November 2012 through January 2013.

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