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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...

Updated: Quick Look at Yield Exclusion Option in 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg Recently USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced eligible years for barley and wheat for Yield Exclusion (YE). YE allows producers to exclude specific yields from eligible years from their actual production histories (APH). This exclusion can have an impact on...
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local...

Quick Look at Yield Exclusion Option in 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA One new option for crop insurance in the 2014 Farm Bill is Yield Exclusion (YE). YE allows for producers to exclude specific yields from eligible years from their actual production histories (APH). This exclusion can have an impact on producers’ APHs and crop insurance...

New Beginning Producer Crop Insurance Benefits From 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA I have previously highlighted the beginning farmer benefits in the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); see 2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program . But the 2014 Farm Bill also contains new beginning producer...

New Crop Insurance Option for Diversified Operations: Whole Farm Revenue Protection

The 2014 Farm Bill authorized USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop a new type of revenue insurance product, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP provides a risk management tool for all commodities on farms with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue. WFRP is not intended for one...

New Crop Insurance Option for Diversified Operations: Whole Farm Revenue Protection

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The 2014 Farm Bill authorized USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop a new type of revenue insurance product, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP provides a risk management tool for all commodities on farms with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue. WFRP is...

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