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Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Policy Now Available

The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance policy is now available for the 2015 crop year. The policy allows producers to insure between 50-85% of their whole farm revenue and makes crop insurance more affordable for producers, including fruit and vegetable growers and organic farmers and ranchers.
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Why Don’t More Folks No-Till?

In midsummer, retired Ohio State University ag engineer Randall Reeder met with a group of Western Australian no-till farmers that were looking at U.S. agriculture. While touring Dave Brandt’s no-till corn, soybean and cover-crop operation at Carroll, Ohio, and viewing neighboring fields that were still being tilled, there were questions on why more American growers don’t no-till.
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Be Mindful Of Crop Insurance Requirements When Harvesting Or Grazing Cover Crops

In a time of tight supplies of both forage and agricultural land, many producers are interested in making use of cover crops as alternative forages. Most cover crop species used in Michigan also have a long history of use as forage crops for livestock and offer great potential for dual use to improve soil while providing forage. However, if the cover-cropped acreage is also enrolled in a crop insurance program, Michigan State University Extension reminds farmers that it is important to recognize how intended use as forage may impact the insurance policy.


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Farm Bill Passes House, Future In Senate Uncertain

A nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House Wednesday that eliminates a $4.5 billion-a-year farm subsidy called direct payments, but continues to heavily subsidize corn, soybeans, wheat, rice and cotton.
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