Final Provisions In Place for Crop Insurance

Kelly MarshallCrop Insurance, Government, Risk Management, USDA

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) of the USDA says the final safety net provisions from the 2014 Farm Bill are now in place.  The new measures help protect farmers and ranchers agains weather disasters, market volatility and other risk factors.  Currently the RMA has put interim rules into place to complete provisions for some programs and give them the authority to … Read More

BASF Panel Talks Risk Management

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Risk Management

BASF hosted an educational session at the 2016 Commodity Classic on the importance of managing risk in the current economy. Four panelists, all farmers and industry professionals, gave their perspective and offered producers advice on ways to make the best of the market. “It’s really about how we can build partnerships in our operations that reduce risk,” said BASF’s Niel … Read More

MDA Weather Services Launches a New Platform

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Risk Management, weather

MDA Weather Services (MDA) has released a new weather platform, Weather DeskTM.  The platform is designed to help those who need to manage risk from the weather.  It contains newly developed weather products and and enhanced MDA application. “For over 30 years many of our customers and partners have come to depend on MDA for its industry leading weather guidance and … Read More

Brookside Agra Offering Comprehensive Agronomy

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, agronomy, Risk Management, sustainability

Brookside Agra has acquired Cardinal Agriculture Services and is now offering comprehensive agronomy and agricultural risk management services. Brookside Agra has offered all-natural specialty feed addivitve for 30 years.  The new acquisition will expand these services. “Brookside Agra has always been committed to finding the most cost-effective, research-proven and all-natural solutions to fit our customers’ needs,” said Chad Vaninger, Brookside … Read More

Genscape Recreates 2013 Corn Yield Projections

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Risk Management, yields

Genscape, the market leader in deploying patented and proprietary technologies specifically designed to capture fundamental data and increase transparency in otherwise opaque commodity markets, announces the results of recreating the USDA’s corn yield projections for the 2013 season and is issuing a cautionary alert to corn buyers, traders and other market participants. Genscape’s sophisticated new LandViewer model uses a methodological … Read More

AgriVisor Offers Risk Management Check-Ups

Cindy ZimmermanGrowmark, Risk Management

Farmers around Illinois who are interested in receiving a “check-up” on their risk management plans are invited to attend one of three upcoming meetings, sponsored by AgriVisor and COUNTRY Financial. The meetings will be held on January 31 at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Vernon, Ill.; February 1 at the Northfield Suites in Springfield, Ill.; and February 2 at University … Read More