NEWS
Crop Insurance Defense - 1
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:04 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- With 2014 crop insurance guarantees a mere shadow of their 2012 or 2013 levels, basic crop insurance policies could offer flimsy protection from revenue disasters this year.

So producers like Michelle and John Stewart of Sheridan, Ill., are mounting a counter-offensive: They purchased the maximum 85% Revenue Protection coverage levels on corn land they farm. In addition, they supplemented it last December with a novel rider from a private insurance company that could boost their corn guarantee by about 50 cents per bushel over the spring price. The bonus triggers if they suffer a revenue loss ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
View From the Cab
Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern
Senate Panel OKs Tax-Extenders Bill
A Tough Country
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Russ' Vintage Iron
View From the Cab
View From the Cab
Batten Down the Hatches
USDA Redefines "Wealthy" Farms