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    USDA Announces Major Program Improvements, Progress, and Investments to Benefit American Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers

    USDA is announcing two new programs that wrap-up and fill remaining gaps in previous natural disaster and pandemic assistance. The Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase 2 and Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) application period is open from January 23 through June 2, 2023. January 11, 2023
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    ERP Phase II Announced - USDA Previews Crop and Revenue Loss Assistance for Agriculture Producers

    The USDA is preparing to roll out the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two as well as the new Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP), which are two programs to help offset crop and revenue losses for producers. USDA is sharing early information to help producers gather documents and train front-line staff on the new approach. November 15, 2022
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    USDA to Provide up to $20 Million for Construction of On-Farm Grain Storage Facilities in Areas Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the USDA will make available $20 million in cost-share assistance to help agricultural producers in Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota and surrounding areas to rebuild storage facilities damaged by devastating natural disaster events in 2021 and 2022. This assistance will help producers who were hard-hit by disasters and are currently struggling with a lack of available grain storage have the resources they need as they head into the 2022 crop harvest. October 13, 2022
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    RMA Offers Virtual Workshops on Improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm Insurance Options

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering virtual workshops on Oct. 11, Oct. 13, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 for agricultural producers and stakeholders to learn about the latest updates and improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and the Micro Farm insurance options. October 07, 2022
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    Fall 2022 billing reminders

    NAU Country has updated several of our billing processes in 2022, and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) has also offered an interest deferral due to drought conditions. With these changes in place, we want to ensure you and your farmers are prepared with resources, we’ve put together the following items to assist this billing season. September 12, 2022
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    Updates to Crop Insurance Plans Broaden Access for Specialty Crop, Organic, Direct Market, and Other Producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is improving two of its most comprehensive risk management safety net programs, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and Micro Farm, making them more accessible to America’s agricultural producers. The following press release was published by the USDA on August 31, 2022. September 02, 2022
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    USDA Offers Greater Protection and Flexibility With RMA’s Transitional and Organic Grower Assistance (TOGA)

    The Organic Transition Initiative was announced on August 22, 2022, as a $300 million multi-agency USDA effort to support the transition and build and strengthen organic markets. The TOGA nationwide program, is part of the Organic Transition Initiative offered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), reduces a producer’s overall crop insurance premium bills, and helps them continue to use organic agricultural systems. August 22, 2022
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    USDA to Invest up to $300 million in New Organic Transition Initiative

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced details of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $300 million investment, including with American Rescue Plan funds, in a new Organic Transition Initiative that will help build new and better markets and streams of income for farmers and producers. August 22, 2022
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    USDA to Mail Additional Applications to Producers Impacted by 2020-21 Disasters

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced another installment (phase) in assistance to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021. More than 18,000 producers will soon receive new or updated pre-filled disaster applications to offset eligible crop losses. Approximately $6.4 billion has already been distributed to 165,000 producers through USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Emergency Relief Program (ERP). August 19, 2022
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    Introducing the 2022 Fall NAU Country Connection Webinar Series

    To increase value in our partnership, we introduced our webinar training series titled “NAU Country Connection” in 2020. Our trainings focused on how to best utilize NAU Country systems during the crop insurance cycle, being relevant to the appropriate time of year. We are reintroducing this series with not only an emphasis on system training, but we will also touch on some strategic products and procedures to assist you this sales season. Check out our Fall 2022 Webinar Series. August 17, 2022
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    NAU Country’s Agency Appreciation Week

    Join NAU Country on Monday, August 15, 2022, through Thursday, August 18, 2022, for our Agency Appreciation Week! This week is about celebrating the tremendous relationship NAU Country and our agencies have worked to establish since the 1980s. To say thank you, we have planned an array of social media events and activities with some AWESOME prizes to show our appreciation. August 08, 2022
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    Streamlined Delivery of Emergency Relief Programs Is Win-Win for USDA and Agricultural Producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has processed more than 255,000 applications for the new Emergency Relief Program (ERP). USDA has made approximately $6.1 billion, to date, in payments to commodity and specialty crop producers to help offset eligible losses from qualifying 2020 and 2021 natural disasters. By breaking-down agency barriers, using existing data across USDA and pre-filled applications, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in cooperation with the Risk Management Agency (RMA) has been able to expediently provide economic relief and save producers and staff over a million hours of time. August 08, 2022
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    Deadline Extended and More Pre-Filled Forms For 2020 and 2021 Disasters on the Way

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it will indefinitely extend the deadline for producers to return the pre-filled applications for Phase One of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). A new deadline will be announced after the last Phase One applications are mailed and provide at least 30 days following the mailing. August 05, 2022
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    USDA Makes It Easier for American Farmers to Grow Food, Ease Burdens for American Families

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reducing the economic risk of raising two crops on the same land in one year by expanding double crop insurance opportunities in nearly 1,500 counties where double cropping is viable. This action is part of a broader set of commitments made earlier this year by President Biden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase domestic food production amid potential global food shortages related to the invasion of Ukraine. August 05, 2022
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    Hassle-Free Crop Insurance Transfers

    NAU Country Insurance Company provides Hassle-Free Crop Insurance Policy Transfers. We know the thought of transferring business may seem overwhelming. Let us prove to you how simple it can be! August 03, 2022
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    So many ways to pay!

    NAU Country offers online bill pay, payment by phone, and several other options for farmer premium payments. Check out the convenient options! July 11, 2022
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    Top 6 Emergency Relief Program Checklist Items for Eligible Farmers

    Have questions about the Emergency Relief Program (ERP)? Review the USDA/FSA's top six ERP checklist items for eligible farmers. June 19, 2022
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    Paperless Billing Statement Enrollment is now Available

    NAU Country offers a convenient and clutter-free solution with Paperless Billing Statements. Paperless billing eliminates extra paper mail, while also helping the environment, and did we mention it cuts back on the clutter? By going paperless, your farmers will receive a billing notification via email, and can access their statement by utilizing our free online Farmer Portal. June 17, 2022
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    2023 NAU Country Photo Calendar Contest

    We are gathering Sunrise and Sunset photos from the farm in preparation for our 2023 NAU Country Photo Calendar. Did you see a splendid sunrise while planting one morning? Catch a stunning sunset during a warm summer evening? Take a picture and send it our way! June 13, 2022
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    Reminder: 2023 COI, DRP, and Livestock (LGM, LRP) rollover to 2023 EASYwriter Pro®

    As a reminder, beginning with the sales closing date of Friday, July 1, 2022, processing for 2023 Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) and Livestock (LGM, LRP) will take place in NAU Country's 2023 EASYwriter Pro® (EWP) system. EASYquote® will also be available for 2023 DRP. June 08, 2022
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