How Farmers Can Make the Most of Their Data

How Farmers Can Make the Most of Their Data

The agriculture industry has become increasingly dependent on data. Tractors and farming equipment are now essentially computers on wheels that collect tons of data about soil, crops, and machinery. The fact that John Deere now employs more engineers in software...

Important Tasks for Farmers After Fall Harvested

Important Tasks for Farmers After Fall Harvested

This is tough because there are so many different types of farmers and there are a variety of different jobs that have to get done in the winter and late fall months. Depending on the farmer, they could be busy with any of the following in the “off-season”. Data...

What is the Supplemental Coverage Option?

What is the Supplemental Coverage Option?

Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) is an optional crop insurance endorsement that provides coverage for a portion of the deductible of your underlying crop insurance policy. 1. How Do I Buy SCO?2. How Do I Decide If I Should Buy SCO?3. How Does SCO Work?4. What...

6 Crop Budget Cost-Savers

6 Crop Budget Cost-Savers

Keeping production costs in the black requires farmers to shave costs wherever they can. U.S. farmers, including those in the midwest, continue to battle high costs for labor, fuel, seed, and fertilizer - factors driving up food prices - as inflation sets into the...

Managing Apple Maggots with Insecticides

Managing Apple Maggots with Insecticides

There is probably no other pest as damaging to home fruit production as the apple maggot, a.k.a. railroad worm. The plant is native to this region of the world and is found throughout the state. The fruit infestation typically occurs during the summer when many...

Beneficial Insects That Help Your Crop Production

Beneficial Insects That Help Your Crop Production

When you think of bugs on your crops, you probably think about those pesky little insects that feast on your produce and crops. This is understandable since they can reduce yields, blemish produce, and transmit diseases. But, what about the other 95% of insects out...

Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

As a means of helping agricultural producers cope with natural disasters in 2020 and 2021, Congress included emergency relief funding in the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 117-43). A minimum of 750 million dollars will be...

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