August 2020Upcoming EventsEvery Saturday morning “Insights into Insurance” radio show KATE 1450AM 8:45amAugust 28 – FSA Deadline to sign up for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)Sept 7- Happy Labor Day (Office Closed)Sept 8-11- Americana Insurance Group 16th Annual Fire Extinguisher Re-Fill EventSept 30 – FSA Deadline for PLC Yield Update Farm HighlightsAll Farmers Should Read This! There is another USDA farm payment disaster program that many of you will qualify for. Do not do what I did and overlook this program based on its title. It is the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) I have had some items in regard to this come across my desk and didn’t pay too much attention as Wildfires and Hurricanes is something our area farmers haven’t had to experience. However it is more than that. Our local FSA offices are now taking Notice of Loss reports regarding this program. Please note that our agency will help in giving you any information we can in regard to filing a Whip+ Notice of Loss. Please click on the following link to read more about this disaster payment program.Read More...Crop InsuranceIt’s that time of year again that we will be mailing out our Fall Crop Insurance Manuals to our crop insureds. These manuals include your maps of fields, FSA paperwork, and all of your schedule of Insurances showing your coverages and your guarantees. Please use these as you wish but many of our farmers use them for load logs and record keeping. Please review after you receive them for any potential errors and please notify us immediately after you receive them if there are any errors. Grain MarketingAre you wanting a really easy grain marketing tool? Do you want to be told when is a good time to sell? If you are a Crop Insured of Americana Insurance Group you can get a new tool called DCIS Action Indicator. Please see the videos for more information.FAQsDownload the apps hereNEED to KNOWUnsolicited Seeds from ChinaUSDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the country have received unsolicited packages of seed from China in recent days. APHIS is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection and State departments of agriculture to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and noxious weeds.Anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds from China should immediately contact their State plant regulatory official or APHIS State plant health director. Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from your State department of agriculture or APHIS contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.People with questions can also call:844-820-2234Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ETCustomerServiceCallCenter@aphis.usda.govInsights Into InsuranceMillions of dollars in damage done to crops from recent storms Watch Video... Would you like to receive our ShareCropper Newsletter?