agricultural insurance News

Crop Of Climate Corps May Bloom in Ag Insurance Landscape

You can still shake your climate moneymaker. Climate change certainly didn’t carry the day in the November elections. It shouldn’t be news to anyone that the topic ushered in few if any victories for those who had it high on …

UFG Launches New Equipment Sales, Rental Product

United Fire Group (UFG) has launched a new equipment sales and rental (ESR) product for agricultural; lawn and garden; industrial, construction or material handling equipment dealers. Using an AAIS product as its foundation, UFG developed several coverage enhancements, including: GAP …

California Almond Farmers Face Tough Choices Amid Drought

With California’s agricultural heartland entrenched in drought, almond farmers are letting orchards dry up and in some cases making the tough call to have their trees torn out of the ground, leaving behind empty fields. In the California’s Central Valley, …

Deep Freeze Damages California Citrus Crop

A weeklong blast of sub-freezing temperatures across California has damaged the state’s $2 billion citrus crop, but it will take several weeks before the extent of the loss is quantified, agricultural industry officials said on Wednesday. The National Weather Service …

Washington Apple Crop Tops $2B in Sales

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it sure lines the pockets of Washington’s apple growers. Apples were worth more than $2 billion to Washington farmers in 2012, the first crop in state history to cross …

Blizzard-Lost Plains Cattle Will Hurt Area Economy

An early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle in western South Dakota will have a staggering impact on the regional economy, the head of the state Stockgrower’s Association said. The direct economic impact of the cattle loses …

High Crop Prices Turn More Midwest Grassland into Cropland

When cattle producer Jason Zahn aims his pickup across the gravel roads of North Dakota, he doesn’t see as many native grasses dancing along the prairie. Instead, he sees more and more black. He sees tilled dirt or burnt fields …

All Risks Launches Workers Comp Product for Agriculture Risks

The recently formed Workers’ Compensation Specialty division of All Risks, Ltd., has launched its second specialty class, WC for agriculture exposures. This unit will offer workers’ compensation through two carriers for a variety of agriculture risks, focusing on cotton gin …

Louisiana’s Ag Economy Hits Record $11.4B in 2012

The LSU AgCenter says high prices and record yields for corn and soybeans drove Louisiana’s agricultural economy to a record high of $11.4 billion last year. That’s about 6.5 percent more than the 2011 total of $10.7 billion and $500 …

Willis Launches Insurance Program for Dairy Farm Industry

Willis Programs, a specialty business unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker, has introduced a customized insurance product for dairy operations. DairyProtector is designed for dairy farms with cows producing raw milk for bulk sales. The program delivers …