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    Communication is key in crop insurance

    Recognizing mental stress and lending an empathetic ear, as well as clear communication on claims processes, has become a beacon for many farmers. Insurance Business America spoke with NAU Country's Dale Feilmeier and Andy Brallier about how our claims teams are focusing on empathy and communication to help provide the best customer service for our farmers. August 11, 2021
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    RMA Extends Deadlines, Waives Interest Deferral for Emergency Drought Relief

    The RMA is authorizing Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to allow policyholders additional time to make payments. The RMA is aware of concerns about the requirements to pay crop insurance premiums timely in order to avoid accrual of interest. July 29, 2021
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    USDA Funds Risk Management Education for Historically Underserved Producers

    The USDA announced in a Press Release that that they are investing nearly $1 million in funding for universities and nonprofits to develop risk management training and educational tools aimed to assist historically underserved farmers and ranchers. This investment will include RMA projects to help producers manage long-term risks and challenges. July 29, 2021
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    RMA Authorizes Emergency Procedures to Help with Extreme Drought Conditions

    The USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced in a Press Release and Manager's Bulletin announcement (MGR-21-005) that emergency procedures are being authorized in order to assist drought-impacted producers. July 14, 2021
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  • Farmers Emphasize to Congress Importance of Crop Insurance

    Farmers Emphasize to Congress Importance of Crop Insurance

    Farmers from across the country testified in June before a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing examining the efficacy of the farm safety net. The crop insurance program gives farmers predictable tools to manage their unique risks. Farmers invest in crop insurance before a disaster – sharing in the risk – and they know how the rules of their policy will help them recover. July 14, 2021
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  • Illinois cover crop incentive

    Producers can now hay, graze, and chop cover crops any time and still receive full prevented planting payment

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) added this flexibility as part of a broader effort to encourage producers to use cover crops, an important conservation and good farming practice. Cover crops are especially important on fields prevented from planting as they help reduce soil erosion and boost soil health. July 07, 2021
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  • Crop Insurance Basics - Risk Mitigation and Risk Management

    Crop Insurance Basics: Risk Mitigation and Risk Management

    Risk mitigation and risk management are two sides of the same coin when it comes to improving agricultural outcomes and promoting climate-smart decisions. Risk mitigation represents all the steps farmers and ranchers take to reduce the amount of risk they face. Risk management embodies all the steps farmers and ranchers take to manage the costs and impacts of the many uncontrolled risks they still face. June 30, 2021
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  • Mark Mossman

    7 Critical Risks Facing the Agriculture Industry

    Staying on top of the top agriculture risks, QBE NAU Country’s own Mark Mossman, SVP Claims – Crop, talks about how extreme weather and the political landscape can impact the American Farmer with Risk & Insurance in 7 Critical Risks Facing the Agriculture Industry. June 29, 2021
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    Crop adjusters get training in signs of mental distress

    Because they work closely with farmers, crop adjusters are in a unique position to help farmers with something other than crop loss — mental distress. June 23, 2021
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    USDA to Begin Payments for Producers Impacted by 2018 and 2019 Natural Disasters

    More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks starting June 15 for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and for producers who have already received payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). June 14, 2021
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