October 2019

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Oct 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 29

Dec 5-6 Americana Christmas Open House

Merry Christmas, Office closed Dec 24 and 25

2020 20th Annual Ag Summit Feb 11

Farm Insurance Highlights

Several US Insurers add coverage for African swine fever


Crop Insurance

Hemp growers hit by hail likely don't have crop insurance
Central 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.



North of the equator, it was the hottest summer on record
The 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.

Farm Bill

Analysis: ARC, PLC slightly modified by 2018 Farm Bill
Enrollment 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.


Grain Marketing

Did you know that Americana Insurance Group has a dedicated page for Grain Marketing?



Protecting Your Legacy


Insights Into Insurance

Take a listen to our own Angela Kalis discuss farming and Hemp coverage.


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