Category Archives: Farm Insurance

2016 Crop Insurance Projected Prices Released By FMA

Iowa 2016 Projected Prices: Corn – $3.86 Volatility Factor – .17 Soybean – $8.85 Volatility Factor – .12 The 2016 CY projected prices are approved for the following plans of insurance: Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion. The… Read More »

Rain & Hail Crop Insurance Company 2016 Deadlines

As the 2016 crop insurance year approaches, it is important that crop growers know the various deadlines which must be met to qualify their acreage and crops throughout the year.  We will update this list when required. Here are the 2016 Rain & Hail MPCI/Crop Insurance deadlines for Mahaska and surrounding counties. The schedule will apply… Read More »

Obama wants an $18 billion federal crop insurance cut for “all of you at the top.”

Author:  Lyle Adriano, with our editorial comments enclosed within [brackets]   This post is a work in progress and is updated as the  story unfolds.  In response to some lively conversation about the OMB, new paragraph 4 was added.  |   February 22, 2016  | President Obama wants a 10-year $18 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program as part of his budget… Read More »

Pollution Exclusion Hits The Family Farm

Author:  David Dybdahl – Excerpt from the 09 February 2015 ia Markets Pulse e-newsletter  | On Dec. 30, 2014 in Wilson Mutual v. Falk, the Wisconsin Supreme Court determined that the standard ISO [Insurance Services Office] pollution exclusion excluded losses caused by bacteria seeping into wells after a farmer spread manure on a field … Pollution Exclusion Hits… Read More »

Federal crop insurance for 2015: The “new politics” of farm subsidies.

From our friends at Insurance Business America   Author:  Donald Horne – July 08, 2014  | A new interim rule introduced by the U.S. Agriculture Department provides additional crop insurance options for first-time farmers and is said to fulfill a promise made by the federal government in May. Federal crop insurance for 2015: The ‘new politics” of farm subsidies

Rain and Hail – Important Claim Notice

CLAIM REMINDERS REPLANTS – RMA clarification – ‘Failure to obtain AIP consent to replant in advance of replanting will result in denial of the replant claim’ Exceptions may NOT be made even if the original stand remains intact because of inter-seeding, replanted alongside the original damaged rows, or left check strips at the insured’s discretion.  The adjuster must give consent… Read More »