The cool, wet weather conditions this spring mean some Iowa corn and soybean fields will be planted later than normal, making this is a good time to revisit multiple peril crop insurance coverage options.
Some farmers can expect to begin receiving Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments from the Farm Service Agency during the next few weeks. The geographical distribution of the payments can be visualized online in the Iowa State University decision tool “ARC/PLC Payments per Base Acre in Iowa."
Farmers in the southeast and northwest portions of Iowa are dealing with drought, while those in the north and northeast have seen extensive flooding. Losses due to drought and flooding are insurable under multiple peril crop insurance, and the August issue of Ag Decision Maker seeks to answer frequently asked questions about crop insurance.
Safety on an acreage is the topic of the article “Security for your Acreage,” featured in July’s issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Acreage Living Newsletter.