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Crop Insurance 101

Steve Johnson, a farm program expert with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is traveling Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota to simplify the new farm bill for our customer-owners. His message at every stop: The farm bill offers some good tools to manage risks. These three video tutorials lay out what you need to know before March 31, 2015 -- the last deadline for electing PLC or ARC. Visit our 2014 Farm Bill web page for more information.

ARC PLC Choices: An Overview

Base Acres: Retain or Reallocate

Updating Farm's Yields

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