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Oct 15

Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP)

Posted by McClone in the category Agriculture

2014 Farm Bill Posted by: Suzanne Lois, Agricultural Risk Advisor When measuring the profitability of any dairy, income over feed cost (IOFC) can be a quick indicator of the margin left to pay all other expenses, and determine a profit or loss for that month’s milk production. The Dairy portion of the Farm Bill of 2014 took major steps to [read more…]

May 12

Important Changes to Replant Requirements

Posted by McClone in the category Agriculture

Posted by: Suzanne Lois, Agricultural Risk Advisor For the 2014 crop year going forward, the RMA (Risk Management Agency) has made the following clarifications to replant requirements. It’s important that the rules of replant be followed exactly as stated by the RMA, or a replant payment (if replant payment provisions are applicable to the crop), and indemnity payment associated with [read more…]

Sep 10

GRP and GRIP Policy Changes

Posted by McClone in the category Agriculture

Posted by: Suzanne Lois, Agricultural Risk Advisor The RMA (Risk Management Agency) of the Federal Crop Insurance program has made the following changes listed below to your Group Risk Plan (GRP). If you have a GRP/GRIP policy it will automatically roll into a similar policy in the new Area Risk Protection Insurance policy (ARPI) unless you indicate by the sales [read more…]

Jun 27

Implements of Husbandry

Posted by McClone in the category Agriculture

How do I make sure my farm vehicles are compliant and properly insured? Posted by: Suzanne Lois, Agricultural Risk Advisor A farmer’s definition of an “implement of husbandry” is often times NOT the same definition used by the State of Wisconsin to determine compliance under DOT law. There are four criteria that must be met for a vehicle to be [read more…]

Dec 10

Forage Policies – Which Is Right for You?

Posted by McClone in the category Agriculture

Posted by: Suzanne Lois, Agricultural Risk Advisor When asked to write an article about forage policies, the first thought that came to my mind was where do I start? All three forage policies are not offered in every state or in every county in that state where they are offered, and one of the policies offered has different coverage depending [read more…]