June 2019Upcoming Events Every Saturday morning “Insights into Insurance” radio show KATE 1450AM 8:45amJune 1 First day to claim PP on cornJune 6 Wells Summer in the CityJune 11 First day to claim PP on soybeansJuly 4 & 5 Happy 4th of July – Office ClosedJuly 15 Crop Insurance Acreage Report Deadline Farm EquipmentDriverless Goes Big in Farming in 2019Over the past couple decades, technology and automation have become integral to agriculture. In 2019, three new technologies in particular will take that trend even further: DOT Power Platform, AutoCart and SmartCore. Read More...Crop InsurancePrevented PlantingDue to the wet conditions for our local farmers, the topic of prevented planting is an option to consider. Read more below for Tom's options and considerations.Read More...Grain MarketingRecord slow planting puts 2019 crop at riskCorn production faces uphill odds unless rest of the growing season is perfect...Read More...FinancialAG Economists Cautiously Optimistic about 2019Economists are cautiously optimistic about 2019, despite negativity surrounding prices and outlooks for the farm sector...Read More...InsightsThe results of the Agriculture Department's latest Census of Agriculture reveal that the number of new farmers rose 5% between 2012 and 2017. The survey, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, also indicates that local food sales are on the upswing.Read More... Would you like to receive our ShareCropper Newsletter?