Category Archives: Crop

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 »

U.S. crop insurance attracts new investors

Authors: Ross Larsen, Jan-Henrik Förster and Katherine Chiglinsky | December 21, 2015 | Zurich Insurance Group AG agreed to buy a Wells Fargo & Co. crop-insurance business for as much as $1.05 billion as the Swiss company puts to work excess cash left over from a separate takeover bid that it abandoned this year. The… 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 »

NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines

The recent Rain and Hail L.L.C. April Newsletter discusses some items related to USDA governed cover crops.  The NRCS has put together Cover Crop Termination guidelines which supersede what is in their newsletter and provide further clarification. Please refer to the attached information for more details.  NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines Non-Irrigated Cropland