The deadline to insure spring crops in the northeast for the 2019 crop year is March 15, 2019. Insurable spring crops include field and vegetable crops such as corn, soybeans, barley, oats, fresh market sweet corn, cabbage, processing beans, processing sweet corn, dry beans, green peas, fresh market beans, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes.
Farm Credit’s FarmStart is a unique program that invests working capital of up to $75,000 in northeast agricultural, fishing and forest products ventures showing promise of success. One of those recent investments was with J&S Brothers Farms LLC, in Mullica, NJ. J&S Brothers is owned by Jose and Salvador Constantino.
Forage losses from natural hazards, especially drought, can be a significant risk for forage and livestock producers. That is why Crop Growers, LLP, is pleased to provide Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) insurance. PRF can be an effective tool for producers who want income to offset losses caused by reduced forage and grazing due to lack of rainfall. Sales closing and acreage reporting date for this important risk management tool is November 15.
Farm Credit East applauds the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) recent announcement of Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) Plan of Insurance. This new risk management product is designed to insure against unexpected declines in the quarterly revenue from milk sales relative to a guaranteed coverage level.