Author: Tracy Spotts

“Harvest Reminders and Claims” by Matt Balfanz

Throughout the summer I continually heard the comment “can we just get this year over with?”  We had the worst spring in recent history, coupled with less than exciting commodity prices and a government who changed the rules on prevent plant on a weekly basis.  I agree, let’s be done with 2019.  However, we have…
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Cover Crop information

Please find the attached information as reference for cover crop information, along with the release from UW Extension.  Contact your agent with our specific questions.

Let’s Talk Prevent Plant & Replant: The Tale of 2019

Prevent Plant Coverage To say we have had a wet spring is an understatement! The prevent plant option that is included in your policy, may be an option for you to consider in 2019. Changes to Prevent Plant (PP):  In 2018, the basic prevent plant coverage for corn was reduced from 60% to 55% of your guarantee. …
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Hail and Wind Options

This past season we saw a number of areas sustain significant wind damage. Wind is a covered peril under the Multi-Peril Federal Crop Insurance policy, to the extent that it causes a loss. By that I mean at the end of the season, we look at what was harvest-able production and compare it to your…
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Dairy Revenue Protection

Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a new tool that helps provide dairy producers protection from a decline in quarterly revenue from milk sales. DRP strictly covers milk prices and does not use a feed cost or margin of profit like other products. DRP is also much more customizable than other dairy coverages. With DRP there…
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What to do if you have WINTER KILL on Wheat or Forage?

If you have insurance on your winter wheat and or APH forage, please inspect your fields as it comes out of dormancy this spring. If you are planning on destroying any wheat or forage, we need an adjuster to inspect the acreage BEFORE you destroy the crop. You have the option to plant and insure…
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Are You Planting Fall Forage Seeding?

A number of producers have begun planting fall forage seeding to establish their forage crops. Note, this is ONLY insurable through a written agreement. Here are the steps: Contact your agent!!!! Complete an application and written agreement form Get a web soil survey map online & expert Letter (Cty Ext. Agent works great) Crop Inspection…
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Insuring Alfalfa: Pasture, Rangeland, Forage–Is It For You?

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Continues to be a Risk Management Tool for 2019    Are you tired of keeping production records for Forage production?  Look at Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance. ¨  No production records required. ¨  Rain based insurance. ¨  When the final grid index falls below your “trigger grid index”, you may receive an …
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Dairy Revenue Protection is Here!

Dairy Revenue Protection Looking for a product that offers revenue protection for your dairy operation?  New this fall, Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) gives you a new tool to protect your dairy operation.  DRP gives you an expected revenue based off the CME at the time of purchase for specific quarters and determines actual revenue based…
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2017 A Year of Perils: Quality and Damage Awareness and Review

With the range of perils we have all experienced this season, the potential for the plant to be opened up to disease through the growing season is very possible. Please be aware that we may see some quality factors come into play as we begin Harvest 2017. That damage could affect the end disposition of…
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