When it comes to the farm bill and crop insurance, this is the year to make sure you are dealing with an expert that understands all the changes.
Jason Alexander with Farm Credit Mid America says when it comes to the farm bill, confusion is a trending theme. By his estimate, it is taking more time to sit down with farmers and explain the farm bill—three to four times longer.
As the deadline nears, farmers need to know all their options and they need to make sure they are working with experts that understand all the changes, and those experts are effectively passing that information on to you.
Jason says the farmers he’s seen that are ahead of the curve are the ones that have sat down with a loan officer, crop insurance specialist and a marketer to explore options and utilizing their combined expertise to make an educated decision.
With farm income down and input costs up, it is imperative that farmers are dealing with someone who knows all the options and understands all the changes.
He says if you don’t know your options and if you can’t make a truly educated decision on which coverage is right for you, you could miss out on quite a few dollars. Jason adds that this is not the year to lose out on a single dollar, so this decision is paramount to your farming operation.
“You’ve gotta have that protection,” he says.
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