September 2021Upcoming EventsEvery Saturday morning “Insights into Insurance” radio show KATE 1450AM 8:45amSept. 30 – MPCI Crop Ins. Forage Sign Up/Cancellation DeadlineOct. 1-31 MPCI Crop Ins. Harvest Price discovery setting period for Corn and BeansOct 14 – Americana Insurance Group Fall Harvest Lunch delivery - To Register Click Here!Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween!Nov 25-26 Happy Thanksgiving! (Office Closed)Dec 2-3 Americana Christmas Open HouseDec 24-25 Merry Christmas! (Office Closed) Farm Insurance Highlights USDA Expands Farmers.gov to Include Farm RecordsFarmers and ranchers can now access their Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm records, maps, and common land units from the USDA through a new feature on farmers.gov. These features join several others already available through the farmers.gov portal, including the ability to view farm loan information and manage conservation activities. As more content and capabilities are added, farmers. gov is quickly becoming the online hub for USDA customers to find resources, submit applications and assistance requests and make connections. Read More Crop Insurance Crop Insurance Payment Interest deadline moved back - Emergency Drought Relief – Interest UPDATEUSDA announced that it will provide additional time for policyholders to make payment of premium. Interest accrual on premium payments and administrative fees will be waived back to a date of Nov 30, 2021. Interest will be charged on Dec 1, 2021 if payment hasn’t reached the office. Agri-Sompo has also moved there Private Product payment dates to match the USDA dates. If you have any questions please contact our office at 507-377-2000. Farm Technology How drones compare to boom sprays for pesticide use Farmers have been using drones to take aerial images of fields to identify problems from above, but they've recently been gaining traction used for spraying pesticides. The purchase cost of drones is far less expensive than boom sprayers, but the current cost of drones' operation, maintenance and repair costs make the fixed costs between spraying methods similar. Click to read more. Read More Financial At Americana Insurance Group we have built tremendous relationships over the years with our clients and with our business partnerships. Because we feel so strongly about doing what is best for the client, we have built a Financial Solutions Partnership that can be traced back to 1994. No matter your situation whether you are a young couple just starting your life journey together to a person with a significant net worth we have built a team to help you.Along with Americana Insurance Group team member you will work with the following individuals depending on your needs. At Americana Insurance Group and our Financial Solutions Partnership we can provide such solutions as Life, Disability, Long Term Care and Group Benefits Insurance. We can also help you set up a Farm or Business succession plan and offer retirement options such as annuities.If you have the need we can help. Read More Insights Into Insurance Did you know that we are an Elite Certified Agency. Please watch to find out what that means. Read More Would you like to receive our ShareCropper Newsletter?