crop insurance

Crop Insurance Workshop

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017 (All day)
TBA
Save the date for the annual Crop Insurance Workshop. Details will be here as we get closer to the date.

Supplemental Coverage Option Expanding as Part of the Farm Safety Net

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The 2014 Farm Bill created Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a new add-on crop insurance option which provides supplemental coverage on a producer’s underlying crop insurance policy. SCO operates by mimicking a producer’s individual crop insurance coverage and covering a...
This edition of the LES Ag newsletter contains upcoming programming for grain marketing, pesticide recertification, crop insurance and rotational grazing!More info

Crop Insurance For Maryland Field Crops And Livestock

Image by Edwin Remsberg Multi-peril crop insurance is a valuable risk management tool which allows you to insure against losses on your farm due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. It shifts unavoidable production risks to an insurance company for...

Federal Crop Insurance Program Expands in 2016 and 2017 to Cover More Organic Crops

Photo by Edwin Remsberg O rganic agriculture represents one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture (USDA-RMA). With this in mind, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) continues to expand crop insurance options for organic growers. In 2016 and 2017, organic producers in Maryland will...

Annual Crop Insurance Workshop

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 -
8:00am to 4:00pm
Doubletree Hotel
The 2016 Crop Insurance Workshop is currently being planned. Hold the date of Sept. 8th with more details to follow. If you have thoughts on topics or speakers that should be covered please let Howard Leathers ( howardl@umd.edu ) or Paul Goeringer ( lgoering@umd.edu ) know. Check out previous...
Annapolis, MD -- Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder reminds farmers that the sales closing date to purchase crop insurance for spring seeded crops and to make changes to policies is...

How to Handle Crop Insurance Proceeds and Farm Program Payments on Your Taxes

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as tax advice Tax season is upon us and hopefully you have taken all your documents to your accountant. In 2015, some of you may have received an Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) County payment or a Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment,...

Poultry Growers Will Have to Wait a Little Longer for Crop Insurance Coverage

Photo By Edwin Remsberg Early in January, poultry growers got bad news that high pathogen avian influenza (HPAI) was back again this time in a turkey flock in Indiana. This brings back concerns that HPAI could hit the Delmarva area later this year. With poultry growers once again concerned about...

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. NAP now offers coverage from the 50-percent level to...

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