• Farm Bill conferees speak out for crop insurance

    Farm Bill Conferees Speak out for Crop Insurance

    “We can all agree that our farmers should have robust risk management tools, including strong crop insurance assistance, and new tools for our dairy farmers who’ve been struggling. I do not believe these critical programs should be targeted for cuts.” -Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) September 26, 2018
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  • NAU Country partners with all sides of the agricultural spectrum

    NAU Country partners with all sides of the agricultural spectrum

    Last week, NAU Country hosted a meeting between the Martin Barbre, administrator (RMA – Manager FCIC) and Duane Voy, director, USDA (RMA, St. Paul Regional Office) to discuss exciting initiatives that NAU Country is taking to continually partner with our agents and the American farmer. September 24, 2018
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  • Crop Insurance Is Important

    New Series Documents Crop Insurance’s Importance as Congress Hammers Out Farm Bill

    National Crop Insurance Services set out this summer to document the lives and voices of farmers across America in a new series with stories from Kentucky and Indiana. You can watch the stories on NCIS’ new website, cropinsuranceinmystate.org, which also features a host of information about America’s top farm safety net program. September 18, 2018
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  • Time To Work

    Our View: Time to Go to Work

    Farmers have been battling the weather and other curveballs all summer long to cultivate their crops, but it’s not just the pending harvest that has them concerned. They’re watching Washington, D.C., too, as lawmakers return to finish important Farm Bill business. August 28, 2018
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  • Farmers will buy less crop insurance if it costs more

    New Study: Farmers Will Buy Less Crop Insurance If It Costs More

    Crop insurance is already expensive for farmers but is necessary to obtain loans to invest in new technologies and conservation activities. Significantly cutting this support will not only hinder a farmer’s ability to invest in sustainable farm operations but may push many farmers out insurance and eventually out of business. August 21, 2018
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  • Option Changes

    RMA Option Changes

    In early January of 2018, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) made changes affecting both the Prevented Planting +10 Percent Option (PT) and the Yield Cup (YC) option. NAU Country will apply these changes to any 2019 coverages. August 13, 2018
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  • 2019 NCIS News Updates

    2019 NCIS Update Highlights

    ​Here are the crop insurance industry updates from the 2019 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Train-the-Trainer Fall Conference in Overland Park, KS that was recently held on July 17-18, 2018. August 13, 2018
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  • Crop Insurance FAQ

    Is crop insurance targeted to specific crops, regions, or farmers?

    In 1948, insurance was only available for wheat, cotton, flax, corn, and tobacco for a total of 391 county-crop programs. This is compared to more than 130 commodities and 62,000 county-crop programs today. Also, 1.1 million policies were sold in 2017, covering all 50 states and more than 90 percent of America’s farmland. August 02, 2018
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  • 2019 NCIS News Updates

    2019 NCIS Updates

    NAU Country is committed to keeping you informed of any crop insurance industry updates at the upcoming 2019 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Train-the-Trainer Fall Conference in Overland Park, KS on July 17-18, 2018. July 12, 2018
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  • Senate Passes Farm Bill

    AACI Update: Senate Farm Bill Passes, 86-11

    Keep informed on the latest AACI updates in their weekly newsletter. Note: AACI content can only be accessed through the Agent Portal. Click on the link to login, and view the AACI Newsletter PDF. June 28, 2018
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