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    2020 Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Modifications

    The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has released changes to the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index Plan of Insurance for the 2020 crop year via PM-19-049 on August 30, 2019. At NAU Country Insurance Company, it is important to us, that you are aware of the changes. A summary of the 2020 changes are shown below, in addition to resources on quoting, application packets, historical indices, reporting features, processing, and so much more through our systems. September 09, 2019
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    AACI ISSUE Update - USDA Announces Details on Disaster Aid

    On Monday, September 9, 2019, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) released the first details of the disaster aid program aimed to assist producers who were impacted by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including hurricane Dorian. September 09, 2019
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    2020 Whole Farm Revenue Protection updates

    NAU Country has made dedicated efforts in all facets of our team to become the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) experts, providing you with updates, training, and the most knowledgeable staff in the industry. As we look ahead to 2020 there are many important changes coming. September 09, 2019
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    2020 NAU Country Photo Calendar Contest

    Dust off the camera, it’s time to send us your farm photos through Friday, September 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (CDT)! We are gathering photos from the farm in preparation for our 2020 NAU Country Photo Calendar. The theme for our next photo calendar is 2020: Focused on Farming. That means any photos farm-related, we want to see! September 05, 2019
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    Crop Insurance Helps Pennsylvania Farmer Manage Risk

    National Crop Insurance Services recently visited the Grove City, Pennsylvania, farm of John Ligo to discuss how the farm safety net has helped protect his farm against risk. August 28, 2019
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  • House Crop Insurance Caucus, hosted by co-chairs Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA)

    House Crop Insurance Caucus Shares Importance of Farm Safety Net

    Congressional staff met at Capitol Hill recently for the official launch of the bipartisan House Crop Insurance Caucus, hosted by co-chairs Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA). The House Crop Insurance Caucus will work to share with lawmakers the benefits of crop insurance and demonstrate how this program helps our farmers endure hardship by mitigating their risks. August 22, 2019
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    National Crop Insurance Services Launches New Website to Educate Public, Policymakers on Importance of Crop Insurance

    National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) recently launched their CropInsurance101.org website in an aim to help the public and policymakers learn more about the history and importance of crop insurance. Check it out today! August 19, 2019
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    New soil map layers for Field Insights

    Field Insights™ continues to improve and impress! Our flagship farmer tool, Field Insights, has added additional Soil data Map Layers and Soil Components to help your farmers make the best decisions regarding their farm operations. August 13, 2019
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    2020 NCIS Update Highlights

    NAU Country is committed to keeping you informed on the crop insurance industry updates from the 2020 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) meetings. Find out what changes are coming for the Supplemental Coverage Option, assigned yields, cover crops, Margin Protection, and so much more. August 09, 2019
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  • How does crop insurance impact your state

    How Does Crop Insurance Impact Your State?

    Crop insurance is a cornerstone of U.S. farm policy. But what does that really mean for America’s farmers? To put it all into perspective, National Crop Insurance Services has highlighted the state-by-state impacts of crop insurance. July 30, 2019
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - July 26, 2019

    Click here to read the July 26, 2019, AACI Newsletter including general updates, the announcement of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to farmers at the beginning of next month, information on the newly launched Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus, AACI's Q2 report, and details on how to sign up for the AACI Leadership program. You don't want to miss this edition. Read more! July 26, 2019
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    AACI ISSUE Update - USDA Leaders announce second round of MFP Payments

    On Thursday July 25, 2019, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Update announcing details on the second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. July 24, 2019
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  • Pennsylvania farmers consider crop insurance a must-have tool

    Pennsylvania Farmers Consider Crop Insurance a Must-Have Tool

    National Crop Insurance Services visited Brian Campbell Farms as part of their mission to tell first-hand stories of farmers and ranchers who rely on the safety net provided by the federal crop insurance program. Campbell credits crop insurance for his growing success, saying, “If it wasn’t for whole farm revenue protection today, you know, I may not be at the size (farm) that I am.” July 16, 2019
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    AACI ISSUE Update - USDA Leaders discuss prevented planting and cover crops

    On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Update regarding details around the USDA Leaders discussing prevented planting and cover crops. July 02, 2019
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  • Farm bill expands crop insurance for young, veteran farmers

    Farm Bill Expands Crop Insurance for Young, Veteran Farmers

    Farming can be an especially daunting task for those that are a part of traditionally underserved communities, such as beginning farmers or veterans. Congress recognized the importance of supporting these farmers and took steps to increase their access to crop insurance with the 2018 Farm Bill. July 02, 2019
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  • Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Illinois and current president of Purdue University

    In farm children, I see virtues that one sees too rarely these days

    “There I witnessed virtues that one sees to rarely these days. Hard work, practical manual skill, a communitarian ethic, woven tightly into the fabric of everyday life.” – Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University June 24, 2019
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  • Financial woes on the farm bode ill for the nation

    Financial Woes on the Farm Bode ill for the Nation

    Rural America is resilient. Our farmers will continue to work the land in hopes that the next season will bring renewed abundance. But they are also relying on Washington, D.C., to take decisive action to stand by U.S. farm families as we negotiate a quick end to ongoing trade disputes. June 13, 2019
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  • Crop insurance supports Pennsylvania dairy farmers in lean times

    Crop insurance supports Pennsylvania dairy farmers in lean times

    Farmers across Pennsylvania say crop insurance plays a critical role in keeping family operations going. Pennsylvania is second in the nation in dairy, and has lost 370 farms in the past year according to the USDA. May 30, 2019
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    AACI ISSUE Update - Trade Aid Updates

    On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Update. May 23, 2019
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  • 2017 Census of Agriculture

    2017 Ag Census: Demographic, Acre and Production Trends

    The USDA released 6.4 million new data points about America’s farms and producers. The 2017 Census of Agriculture shows both farm numbers and land in farms have slightly declined since the last Census, which was released in 2012. May 21, 2019
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