USDA Extends Premium Due

USDA has extended the date of when your spring crop premium is due. It was originally pushed back to November 30, an extended two month grace period, and now they have added another two months pushing the due date to January 31. This is good news for those who still have a crop in the field and are tight on …

Prevented Plant/Cover Crop/MFP/EQIP

http://agmanager.info/news/special-usda-announcement Go to the above link to hear a radio interview between Erik Atkinson and Monte Vandeveer about prevented plant acres and information related to cover cropping, MFP Payments and the EQIP program.

Field Insights- Harvest Advisor

Field Insights is what it is named. An insight to your field conditions. I wonder what % moisture my wheat would currently test? I wonder when this field will be dry enough to harvest? This is a free program that comes with your policy through NAU Country. Contact me for help getting into your “field”.

New Date on Prevented Plant Cover Crop Harvesting

Some producers this year will have prevented plant acres on spring planted crops. On prevented plant acres, you have two options. One- leave the acres idle or plant a cover crop after the late planting period. It has been a rule in the past that if a cover crop is planted, it has to remain as is until November 1. …

Prevented Plant report date for FSA

The following is from the FSA June 2019 newsletter, clarifying the report date for Prevented Plant acreage. FSA Clarification of Prevented Planting Acreage Reporting FSA is providing clarification on reporting prevented from planting crop acres to USDA Farm Service Agency.  Producers who were unable to plant intended spring crops due to excessive rains and flooding should always report these prevented …

Fusarium Head Blight

Are you finding white heads in your wheat? This may be the cause. K-State Research and Extension has news on this fungal disease. Dealing with Fusarium head blight (head scab) in wheat Symptoms of a troublesome disease known as Fusarium head blight are appearing in some wheat fields in central and eastern Kansas this year. The wheat crop in many …

Spring Planting 2019

While many have been able to push through all hours of the night this spring to get corn or beans planted during our small windows of planting opportunity, some are still working on getting planted. The regular season planting dates for soybeans and grain sorghum will be closing soon in central Kansas. Which will push some farmers to decide if …

Is there a final plant date extension?

No. RMA cannot extend the final plant date. Doing so would be a change in terms and conditions of the insurance policy after the contract change date.

2019 Spring Discovery Price

We are almost half way through spring price discovery. Corn and Soybean discovery prices are pretty much steady with Corn at $4.00 and Soybeans around $9.57. Need a quote for this years spring crop season? Give us a call. Quotes can be done anytime now, especially since prices are remaining steady. Applications are due signed by March 15. Let us …

Extension to Harvest

My last post about the end of insurance may have gotten you a little nervous.  It is November 12 and we are getting snow, it is freezing and thawing and we still have a crop in the field.  Past month we have experienced above average precipitation.  It is tough to get in there and harvest without tearing up the field …