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​Making Your 2016 Crop Insurance Decisions

Recorded March 1, 2016 | A review of the 2016 crop insurance alternatives and provide suggestions with respect to crop insurance selections that farmers should consider using in 2016.​

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2015 Crop Insurance Decisions

Recorded March 2, 2015 | A review and analyst of 2015 crop insurance choices. Included are a review of the “natural hedge’, available crop insurance products, 2015 price guarantees, coverage levels, and a case farm that illustrates cost of various insurance products in White Co. Indiana.

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Comparison of Crop Insurance Products

Crop insurance can be an effective tool to mitigate downside risk on crop farms. As with last year’s crops, in 2015 there are several crop insurance products to choose from in Indiana. The two major categories of policies insure against production losses and revenue losses, respectively.

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Crop Insurance Guarantees

Crop insurance can be an effective tool to mitigate downside risk on crop farms. As with last year’s crops, in 2015 there are several crop insurance products to choose from in Indiana.

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The End of the Direct Payment Era in U.S. Farm Policy

Direct payments are to be eliminated from the new farm bill, an action that has near unanimous support among U.S. lawmakers.

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Crop Insurance Indemnities: Some Tax Considerations for 2013

Corn and soybean yields for most Indiana producers are higher in 2013 than they were in 2012, but crop prices are lower. A number of producers may also have crop insurance indemnities from 2012 crops which have not yet been reported as income.

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The Economics of Prevented Planting

With corn planting in the Eastern Corn Belt significantly behind schedule, many farmers are beginning to consider the possibility that exercising the prevented planting provisions in some crop insurance products may become a realistic option.

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