Crop Insurance

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Though taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance programs are successful in increasing participation, an unintended consequence of such programs has been farm consolidation.

Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies Influence on Family Farms

November 4, 2021
Though taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance programs are successful in increasing participation, an unintended consequence of such programs has been farm consolidation.

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Hail damaged corn
Corn with hail damage from a July 9, 2021 storm, 10 miles west of Hemingford.

Revenue Protection Crop Insurance and Prices Rising from Spring to Fall

July 28, 2021
This UNL Agricultural Economics article reviews how revenue protection crop insurance works when prices rise from the spring to the fall.

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Farmland
USDA NRCS Montana (Flickr/Public Domain)

Successful Grain Marketing Focuses on Establishing a Financially Successful Farm Price

July 22, 2021
This Center for Agricultural Profitability article highlights the role of expected revenue in relation to production costs in making the grain marketing decision as well as the creation and importance of your farm’s average selling price.

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Corn field
Igor Haritanovich/Pexels

Impacts of Crop Insurance and Intra-season Hedging on Long-run Net Income Risk

July 15, 2021
Results of a recent study on privately funded tools, such as hedging grain on the futures market, and publicly funded tools, such as government subsidized crop insurance to investigate the role of intra-season hedging strategies and crop insurance.

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Field of forage crop
USDA NRCS Montana (Flickr/Public Domain)

Managing Risk with Annual Forages

June 24, 2021
Annual forages are a useful tool to help manage erosion risk and build more resilient soil profiles. When planting annual forages to manage risk, producers may want to consider purchasing a crop insurance policy under the Annual Forage Insurance Plan (AFIP). 

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Crop Insurance 2021: The Role of the New Enhanced Coverage Option

March 18, 2021
Thinking of enrolling in the new crop insurance option for 2021? Here's what you need to know about the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) before you make a decision.

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2021 Crop Insurance Projected Prices and Guaranteed Prices

March 18, 2021
What are the chances of crop insurance prices declining to unfavorable levels between now and this fall? Cory Walters takes a closer look.

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Water in irrigation tunnel
Water flows through Goshen Irrigation District Tunnel No. 2 on June 15, 2020. (Gary Stone Photo)

2021 Crop Insurance Coverage for Those Affected by the Irrigation Canal Tunnel Collapse

February 16, 2021
A summary of insurable production losses due to collapse of the Goshen/Gering-Ft Laramie irrigation canal in 2019.

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