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Trimming Insurance Costs

NO-TILLERS WHO ARE already utilizing cover crops should be interested in a proposed pilot program that might help them trim crop insurance costs in the years ahead. The goal of the proposed National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) program is to reward growers who find ways to reduce the risk for crop losses and protect the environment with increased use of cover crops.
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Find Out Which No-Till Acres Are Making You Money

Using a spreadsheet can help you determine the cost of production on individual fields, ask landlords for rent adjustments and determine what your crop marketing price must be to stay profitable.
AS COMMODITY prices are falling, it’s a good time to review your cost-of-production figures. You can do this on a whole-farm basis, but it’s even more beneficial to do it on individual fields or groups of fields.
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Adding SCO Coverage To Crop Insurance For Wheat

Choosing your crop insurance contract for 2015 just got more complicated with the addition of the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a county-level insurance program available through the 2014 farm bill. SCO will be available in select counties this fall for 2015 wheat and in more counties in early 2015 for spring-planted crops. SCO works in conjunction with a producer's individual crop insurance policy and is purchased through a crop insurance agent.
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