October 2019Upcoming EventsEvery Saturday morning “Insights into Insurance” radio show KATE 1450AM 8:45amOct 15 - Farmer Lunch Day, Click here to REGISTEROct 28 -Dec 20 Open Enrollment Land O’ Lakes Farmer Health Ins.Nov 1 – Dec 19 Open Enrollment 40 Square Farmer Health Ins. Happy Thanksgiving, Office closed Nov 28 and 29Dec 5-6 Americana Christmas Open HouseMerry Christmas, Office closed Dec 24 and 252020 20th Annual Ag Summit Feb 11Farm Insurance HighlightsSeveral US Insurers add coverage for African swine feverRead More...Crop InsuranceHemp growers hit by hail likely don't have crop insuranceCentral Oregon hemp production lost an estimated $25 million due to hail storms this summer, but not many hemp farmers carry crop insurance because it was just legalized by the federal government last year. "On an individual basis it's devastating, but from an industry standpoint it will have no impact on the market," said Matt Cyrus, president of Deschutes County Farm Bureau, of the storms' impact on the national market.Read More...WeatherNorth of the equator, it was the hottest summer on recordThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that June through August of this year stands as the hottest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere, with temperature increases starting at 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. This period also marked the second-hottest summer recorded worldwide.Read More...Farm BillAnalysis: ARC, PLC slightly modified by 2018 Farm BillEnrollment has opened for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for 2019 crops, programs that will be slightly modified by the 2018 Farm Bill, according to the USDA's Farm Service Agency. Steve Johnson analyzes farmers' options, noting they have until March 15 to choose a program.Read More...Grain MarketingDid you know that Americana Insurance Group has a dedicated page for Grain Marketing?Read More...FinancialProtecting Your LegacyRead More...Insights Into InsuranceTake a listen to our own Angela Kalis discuss farming and Hemp coverage.Listen... Would you like to receive our ShareCropper Newsletter?