Too Wet to Harvest and End of Insurance Period

Calendar Date for End of Insurance Period           Central Kansas Corn, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum: December 10   When December 10 rolls around and you still have a crop in the field, you should contact your agent to turn in a claim.   MPCI Insurance covers the crop from the date the seed is planted to the End of the Insurance …

Prevented Plant Information

Prevented planting – Failure to plant the insured crop by the final planting date designated in the Special Provisions for the insured crop in the county, or within any applicable late planting period, due to an insured cause of loss that is general to the surrounding area and that prevents other producers from planting acreage with similar characteristics. Failure to …

Too wet to plant?

Situation: We have received a lot of rain during the planting period and don’t know if we are going to be able to get any or the rest of the crop planted. Planting decisions- follow this timeline. Now until Final Plant Date (Oct 31, Nov 5, or Nov 15 whichever is applicable to your county), plant crop as normal up …

Soybean Quality Issues and Shatter

Kernal Damage- If you are receiving a deduction from your point of delivery for kernel damage (excluding heat damage), you may want to contact your agent to discuss a discount factor that is located in your crop’s special provisions. Shatter Loss- Soybean pods drying out and then taking on moisture over the last few weeks have created a situation where …

National Farmers Day

I was doing a little reading on National Farmers Day.  One article read, “From very early American culture, a farmer’s endless hard work has been an example to all of us and today we thank them for their contributions to our economy.” Like.  It goes on to say, “October does seem fitting in celebrating National Farmer’s Day as it is …

Hauling Water and Fixing Water Gaps

Central Kansas certainly gets the weather extremes when it comes to rainfall.  Producers spent the entire summer hauling water to their cattle as the pastures were void of rainfall runoff and the ponds completely dried up.  We hadn’t gotten a decent rain since September of 2017.  Now we are having to check and repair water gaps as the skies unloaded …