June 2020Upcoming EventsEvery Saturday morning “Insights into Insurance” radio show KATE 1450AM 8:45amJune 21 - Happy Father’s DayJune 30- FSA Deadline to complete Enrollment for 2020 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) , Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs July 3 - Happy 4th of July -Office ClosedJuly 4 - Happy 4th of JulyJuly 6- Re-Opening of Americana Insurance Offices by appointment onlyJuly 15 - Crop Insurance Acreage Report DeadlineAugust 28 – FSA Deadline to sign up for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)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 hereCrop InsuranceAcreage Reporting has been steady.As you know in the past our process was for you to get your FSA paperwork completed and come to our office and we would complete the Acreage Report for Federal Crop Insurance. Due to the challenges of the Covid-19 virus we will have to change the procedure for 2020. Please note this is the current procedure as this could change in the future as things progress.As of now with discussion with the Freeborn County FSA office, this is how they will be doing business.FSA Certifying ProcedureCall the Freeborn County FSA office at 507-373-7960 and tell them you would like to pick up your maps.When you get to their office call their phone and tell them that you are there and they will deliver your maps to you at the front office entrance outside.Take the Maps home and fill out. (Unless you want to fill out in your vehicle)Return them by calling the FSA office when you are in the parking lot. They will meet you at the entrance outside to pick up.Once they have processed them they will call you to come in and sign. Again, at Front Entrance.Americana Insurance Group Procedure When you sign the completed FSA paperwork please print the Permission Letter (click here FSA Permission Letter) fill it out and hand to them this letter with your FSA paperwork.The FSA office will make an extra copy for our agency and we will pick up at their office OrYou can get that copy and drop off in our North Side door (Facing Albert Lea Seed House) and drop in our Overnight Drop Off Slot which can also be used during the day. Once we have completed filling out your acreage report we will send out an email for you to review and sign electronically.If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 507-377-2000.Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)Do you know about the CFAP program? We have been surprised by how many farmers are unaware of this program. Many area farmers will qualify. Here are a couple links to read up about the program. Read More about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program...Read More about the Non-Specialty Crops and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program...FinancialHow to qualify for Social Security as a farmer.Read More...Insights Into InsuranceHow to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)Read More... Would you like to receive our ShareCropper Newsletter?