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Hudson Crop Launches Total Revenue Coverage

Hudson Insurance Co. has added Total Revenue Coverage (TRC) to Hudson Crop’s suite of private products. TRC is a supplemental insurance policy to multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) that offers farmers a single, firm, crop revenue guarantee at the time of …

Feds Urged to Establish Crop Insurance for Central N.Y. Malt Barley Farmers

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D–N.Y., is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a crop insurance program for Central New York farmers who grow malt barley. Speaking at the Empire Farmstead Brewery in Madison County, New York, …

Wisconsin Ginseng Losses Lead to Disaster Designation Request

Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a federal disaster designation for three Wisconsin counties where farmers lost nearly a third of their ginseng crop this spring. Walker’s office asked U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for the designation for Langlade, …

OneBeacon Sells Crop Agency to Amtrust, Exits Crop Insurance Market

OneBeacon Insurance Group is exiting the crop insurance business. The Bermuda-domiciled insurance holding company made it official with the sale of its exclusive managing general agency – Climate Crop Insurance Agency – to AmTrust Financial Services. As part of that …

35 Louisiana Parishes Declared Natural Disaster Areas: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of rain, floods, high winds and hail from April 27 through June 26. It means farmers and ranchers …

Flood Damage in Arkansas County Exceeds $14M: Report

Recent floods caused more than $14 million in damages in a southwest Arkansas county, according to a report by county officials and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Around half of the land in Little River County was flooded …

Feral Hog Damage to Louisiana Crops: $30M and Counting

A study by the LSU AgCenter finds feral hogs have caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger has been gathering data for more than a year from Louisiana farmers …

Montana Thunderstorm Results in Crop Damage, Power Outages

A strong thunderstorm that blew across northern Montana over the weekend brought strong winds and large hail that caused property and crop damage and power outages along a 300-mile stretch of the state from Cut Bank to Fort Peck, officials …

Flooding, Rain Problematic for Ohio Corn Growers

Extensive flooding and heavy rains have affected corn fields across Ohio and left growers contending with the possibility of lost or damaged crops. Flooding and ponding could kill some corn crops, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist said in a …

Louisiana Farmers, Ranchers Brace for Worst Year Since 2008

Flooded fields and fickle temperatures put Louisiana farmers and ranchers in a pensive mood as they gathered here for the Farm Bureau Federation Convention, the state’s largest annual celebration of agriculture. “I’m afraid this year is a nail-biter and a …