July 2021Upcoming EventsEvery Saturday morning “Insights into Insurance” radio show KATE 1450AM 8:45amJuly 23- FSA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup DeadlineAugust 3-8-Freeborn County FairAugust 6 – FSA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Continuous signup DeadlineSept. 6-10- Americana Insurance Group Fire Extinguisher Annual Refill EventSept. 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 (tentative date)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 Friendship Keepers: Why are contracts important Read More FSA Position Opening The Freeborn County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Albert Lea is hiring a full time, permanent Program Technician (PT). The deadline to apply is July 26, 2021.Duties include general office activities supporting FSA programs administered at the field level. Successful applicants must be reliable, have a professional attitude and enjoy working with the public.If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please share this information with them. Click on the button below to view the position with information on how to apply.Applications must be completed through USAJOBs no later than close of business July 26, 2021.Contact Lee Crawford at 507-373-7960 if you have specific questions regarding the position.USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Read More Loss Prevention Does Your Farm Have an Emergency Action Plan? Farms, like most workplaces, face unexpected emergencies and disasters. Agricultural emergencies and disasters can be natural or man-made. To help lessen the impact of these events, employers and supervisors should develop and exercise an emergency action plan that prepares workers to react to and handle emergencies and disasters before they occur. Read More Crop Insurance Producers can now hay, graze, and chop cover crops any time and still receive a full prevented planting payment. Read More Financial Should You Buy That Farm? A Tool to Help You Do the Math Read More Would you like to receive our ShareCropper Newsletter?