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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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Business Tips and Tools
The Levels of Dairy Risk Management

Dairy Risk Management can be an intimidating and complex process for many dairy operations; however, it is an important tool for protecting risk in dairy markets. Crop Growers agents Daniele Ricci and Megan Clancy explain the different levels available for your operation.

November 27, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance Policy – Winter Precipitation Affecting a Summer Crop?

Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) is a highly subsidized risk management plan geared toward hay producers or those producing hay for grass fed cattle. Did you know that snowfall creates the water table for the following growing season. If there is less snowfall than the past 50+ years’ average, there will be less water, and your PRF policy could pay you an indemnity.

November 14, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
How Does Apple Insurance Protect Quality?

Pick-your-own apple orchards are familiar with wasted apples. Customers may take a bite of a few apples while picking or toss a few on the ground during their stay. While crop insurance doesn’t cover these unfortunate losses, it can help with apple quality before the masses visit the orchard. 

October 31, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Positioning your Business for Financial Success

Every farmer, fisherman or forest product producer defines success differently. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents: the “bottom line.” Others make non-financial goals a priority. These non-financial goals may be very important, but even so, positive earnings are a requirement to achieving them. Read more for five of our best practices for financial success.

October 17, 2022

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