Farmers are some of the hardest working people in the world. When it comes to agriculture, be it crops or livestock, farming is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year type of job. That’s one of the reasons it can sometimes be tough for farmers to get a regular checkup. No, not the kind you get from a doctor – the kind you get from your farm property insurance or ag-related industry agent! Here are a few tips for making your annual farm property or ag-related commercial policy checkup as painless as possible.
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Not all crop insurance agents are the same, nor are all crop insurance agencies the best at guiding farmers to the right products for their operations and their unique farm needs. Having an agent or agency that’s in tune with the industry and their customers is the key to having a comprehensive crop insurance policy and a successful relationship with your agent. Here are three key things to consider when evaluating a crop insurance agent or choosing a crop insurance agency.
Agriculture might be one of the oldest industries in the... View More
As 2019 began, we got to start with some good news. The 2018 Farm Bill (2019-2023) will offer our dairy industry great opportunity. We know some of you may be thinking, “What do these guys know…anything?” However, with good management and control on capital expenditures, dairy farming will be good. Dairy farmers are finally going to have a true “safety net” related to margin over feed costs.
The Farm Bill increases the MPP (now DMC) margin over feed cost from $8.00 to $9.50 per hundred. The cost for this newprotection will... View More