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Risk Management Planning
The Three P’s Forage Coverage: Protection, Planning, & Policies (Article)
By: Rachel Molitor, Insurance Sales Spec
TAGS: Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers
August 19, 2016 - Forage plays an important role on farms, particularly in Minnesota and Wisconsin where we have high numbers of livestock operations. If you’re producing forage, it’s imperative to consider crop insurance coverage for it. Without it, you are likely taking on added operational risk. Continue reading >>
Risk Management Planning
Are You Prepared for a Possible Crop Insurance Loss Claim? (Article)
By: AgStar Financial Services, Trusted Industry Expertise
TAGS: Risk Management Planning, Grain
August 19, 2016 - They say failing to prepare is preparing to fail. If you're a grain producer in Minnesota or Wisconsin, you may be looking at a crop insurance claim on this year's crop. It's easier to keep your records up to date throughout the growing season and harvest than it is to try and piece it all together after the fact. In her latest agriculture blog, AgStar's Krista Dulac shares some tips and ideas on being prepared for making a claim. Continue reading >>
Practical Strategies for Selling Corn in a Downturn (Article)
By: Kurt Lensing, AgStar Assistant Vice President and Industry Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Young, Beginning Farmers
August 18, 2016 - Corn condition ratings are very good, but pricing remains a challenge. Producers have lots of opinions and questions regarding when they should sell their grain. In his latest agriculture blog, AgStar's Kurt Lensing shares some practical strategies grain farmers can take into account when making selling decisions. Continue reading >>
The Future of Agriculture: A Youth Perspective (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine
August 16, 2016 - With compressed margins virtually across the board in ag commodities, it might be surprising to hear that there are young people engaged in and optimistic about the industry. In his latest agriculture blog, Dr. David Kohl shares some perspectives he discovered while working with FFA members in Fulda, MN. Continue reading >>
Wide Packer Margins Straining Pork Producers – What Does that Mean for 4th Quarter? (Video)
By: Justin Roelofs, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
August 15, 2016 - The pork industry is feeling strain when dealing with wide packer margins. What will that mean for the fourth quarter? Learn more in this week's Hog Blog. Continue reading >>
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