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    NAU Country offers the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO)

    The Enhanced Coverage Option is an area-based supplemental shallow-loss coverage that covers loss from 86% up to 90% or 95%. The endorsement is offered on 31 crops for the 2021 crop year, with expansion planned for 2022. Talk to your Marketing Representative today! November 19, 2020
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    USDA Introduces Enhanced Coverage Option Crop Insurance Product

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that a new Federal Crop Insurance product, the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO), will be available for 31 spring-planted crops for the 2021 crop year and is expected to be available for additional crops starting in the 2022 crop year. November 16, 2020
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    Looking for a Holiday Gift for your Insureds?

    We have the perfect solution with NAU Country’s Cyber Monday sale! Our Cyber Monday sale offers ½ price Wall Maps! What a great personalized gift to surprise your insureds with this year. November 05, 2020
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    Explore the Agent Portal

    Our new Agent Portal showcases a modern look and feel that is simplistic and easy-to-use. The new web-based system offers a robust engine, sleek user interface, and strategic business management tools that will help you daily. Find out more information on how to access! October 30, 2020
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    More than $7 billion paid out in second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) payments

    The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that within the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). October 27, 2020
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - October 19, 2020

    Click here to read the October 19, 2020, AACI Newsletter including: general updates on what is happening in congress, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 1 and 2 updates on distribution, COVID Relief updates and negotiations on a potential COVID-19 stimulus package, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) reviews state-level farm economies, ARC/PLC sign up for 2021 opens, $1.68B to be paid through CRP, and the AACI Q3 Report October 19, 2020
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    NAU Country leads the development of Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) to Help American Farmers Further Protect Their Crops

    NAU Country Insurance Company and Watts and Associates, Inc., collaborated on a new crop insurance product titled the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO). ECO is simply an area-based supplemental shallow-loss coverage that covers loss from 86% up to 90% or 95%. It is expected to be available on over 30 crops beginning in 2021 with more to follow in 2022 and beyond. October 12, 2020
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    Introducing the Fall NAU Country Connection Webinar Series - New Classes Posted!

    To increase value in our partnership, this spring we introduced our webinar training series titled “NAU Country Connection”. 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. October 11, 2020
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    Field Insights™ fresh new look and feel to map components

    NAU Country's flagship farmer tool Field Insights™ has a new look and feel on several map component features. These new changes come accompanied by the same reliable data and useful information that is available at all times to our farmers and agents. Take a peek at the updated look for Field Conditions – Planting Conditions and 10-Day Forecast, Spray Advisor, Soil data, and Historical Weather tools. October 01, 2020
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    North Carolina Apple Grower Says Crop Insurance Key to Food Security

    This year has been tough for apple growers in North Carolina, much like farmers across the country. Apple growers have faced weather-related damages to their crop and fear revenue losses due to the COVID-19 threat and a decline in agri-tourism. October 01, 2020
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    USDA announces CFAP 2 with additional aid to farmers

    The USDA announced today up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers in a new program titled “CFAP 2”. This expands on the current Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) put in place earlier this year. September 18, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Whole Farm Revenue Protection Improvements

    On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) issuing a press release announcing modifications to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) program to decrease paperwork and recordkeeping burdens for direct marketers beginning with the 2021 crop year. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. September 16, 2020
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    USDA Administrator's Message: Better options for our farmers

    In an effort to expand and strengthen coverage through the federal crop insurance program, NAU Country Insurance in conjunction with Watts and Associates has received FCIC board approval of the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) which we are certain will benefit our farmers. Read more from RMA Administrator Martin Barbre and learn how NAU Country will bring this exciting new option to the crop insurance industry and the American farmer. September 15, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - LRP Program Improvements

    On Monday, September 14, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) issuing a press release announcing improvements to the LRP Program including premium subsidy increases. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. September 14, 2020
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    Field Insights™ can help assist your farmers this fall with Frost Alerts and the Harvest Advisor

    NAU Country's flagship farmer tool, Field Insights™, is here to support your farmers during harvest season and beyond! Now is a great time to let them know about Field Insights' Frost Alerts and Harvest Advisor. September 09, 2020
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  • New Agent Portal Update

    New Agent Portal Update!

    Our new Agent Portal, coming in late 2020, can be explored today! We encourage you to check out the new Agent Portal that will showcase a modern look and feel, that is simplistic and easy-to-use. The new web-based system offers a robust engine, sleek user interface, and strategic business management tools that will help you daily. September 08, 2020
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - September 8, 2020

    Click here to read the September 8, 2020, AACI Newsletter including general updates on what is happening in congress, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) updates on distribution, USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) releases Farm Sector Income Forecast, USDA August Announcements, USDA designates Iowa Distaster Areas following Derecho, USDA tightens farm eligibility rules, Commodity Credit Corporation announced rates for September, and a save the date for AACI's virtual Fall Meeting. September 08, 2020
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    USDA Designates 18 Iowa Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to be eligible for emergency loans. September 04, 2020
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  • RMA announces date changes due to COVID-19

    RMA Update: Extending COVID-19 Relief

    Beginning in March, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) began issuing Manager’s Bulletins to provide program flexibilities in response to COVID-19. As a continued response to COVID-19, the RMA has released MGR-20-026. This bulletin supplements the earlier relief authorized by the following Manager’s Bulletins: MGR-20-005, MGR-20-008, MGR-20-009, and MGR-20-013. August 28, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Some farmers now able to hay, graze or chop cover crops early

    On Monday, August 17, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) issuing a press release announcing that farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres in select counties in North Dakota and South Dakota will be permitted to hay, graze, or chop those fields beginning Sept. 1 rather than Nov. 1. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. August 17, 2020
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