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Crop Insurance

Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

Daniele Harris

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
What you Need to Know about Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for your Business

Starting January 1, 2024, most United States (U.S.) entities must report information about the beneficial owners of their businesses to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system by making it harder for illicit actors to use shell companies to launder their money or hide assets. This blog article explores the key elements of the BOI reporting rule and what actions your business needs to take. 

January 18, 2024

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Tag: livestock 
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Crop Insurance
What’s the beef with Livestock Risk Protection?

What’s the beef with Livestock Risk Protection? Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) has grown in popularity as the U.S. has experienced record high beef prices. LRP is a subsidized risk management program designed to insure against unexpected declines in livestock prices. 

November 07, 2023

Crop Insurance
It pays to have Dairy Revenue Protection

Why does it pay to have Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? DRP sets a quarterly price floor based on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures prices to protect dairy producers against unexpected declines in milk revenue. It’s important to protect your operation — and DRP is one of the resources you can have in your toolbox to do so.  


May 22, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Livestock Gross Margin Protection - Dairy, Cattle and Swine coverage

LGM is a livestock product that protects producers from declining product prices and increasing feed costs. There are separate programs for dairy, beef cattle and swine, but the program works relatively the same for each. 

April 10, 2023

Lessons from the Pandemic: Animal Protein Sector's Resilience
From long lines to empty supermarket shelves, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020 caused disruptions in our food system like we have never experienced in our lifetime. In this first installment of our Lessons from the Pandemic series, we take a look at the animal protein sector.

May 18, 2021

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