Fahley was part of a group from Michigan, organized under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Ag Community Relief, that has made four trips with trucks loaded with supplies to aid farmers in Nebraska and Iowa after a historic bomb cyclone and mass flooding in mid-March hit major portions of those states....
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program....
With major storm systems working their way across the Plains, Midwest and South this week, planting may seem a more distant dream than ever. For some farmers, it may be time to start prioritizing some fieldwork over others, crop experts told DTN....
USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced several enhancements to insurance programs that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. These program improvements to the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) and Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) programs take effect July 1, 2019.
Contact your trusted ProAg agent today for more information about these changes.
Every day is Earth Day for our farmers and ranchers. #EarthDay19 Thank you for being thoughtful stewards of the land all year long.
ProAg today announced a purchase agreement had been signed to acquire crop managing general agent AmTrust Agriculture Insurance Services (AmTrust Ag), a subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
“ProAg believes AmTrust Ag provides a complementary platform to add business from a strong portfolio of independent agents, while improving our profitability and enhancing our diversified portfolio through strategic partnerships. This acquisition shows TMHCC’s and ProAg’s continued commitment to the U.S. crop insurance space. We are pleased to welcome AmTrust Ag’s employees and independent agents to ProAg,” said Kendall Jones, ProAg’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Together with AmTrust Ag, we will work through the details over the coming weeks to provide a seamless transition for policyholders, agents and employees.”
As a reminder, all ProAg offices will be closed on Friday due to the holiday. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, April 22nd. Have an enjoyable Easter weekend.
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin
Nationally, 1.92 million farmers paid $9.4 billion worth of property taxes in 2017, up $2 billion from five years earlier, a 21.3% increase. The average property tax paid by farmers nationally was $4,902 in 2017, compared to $3,752 per farm in 2012.
Property taxes paid by farmers are listed among farm production expenses on a major initial data set for the 2017 Ag Census, which USDA released last week. Read on to find out where your state lies in the data.
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Providing approximately 978,000 on-farm jobs and and 1.98 million jobs indirectly, the dairy industry is a significant contributor to the U.S. economy. From the east coast to the west, ten states stood above the rest in 2018. Take a peek at the infographic in this article to see which states contributed the most!
Don't forget to contact your trusted ProAg agent for more information on the Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) crop insurance plan available today!
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