Tag Archives: crop insurance

Keeping the tools sharp

RMA reviewing crop insurances wheat program By Trista Crossley Editor, Wheat Life Farmers know that regular maintenance is the key to keeping their equipment running smoothly, but sometimes even the tools in the toolbox need a little maintenance of their own.  Last October, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) began reviewing the crop insurance program for wheat to determine if improvements ... Read More »

WAWG submits RMA letter supporting insurance changes

Last month, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) sent a letter to Richard Flournoy, acting administrator of the Risk Management Agency (RMA), providing feedback on two proposed crop insurance regulation changes. Specifically, WAWG supported a change that would allow winter wheat and spring wheat to be insured as separate enterprise units. Currently, all types of wheat are grouped together. ... Read More »

Wheat crop insurance harvest prices announced

From the Capital Press The USDA Risk Management Agency has announced the crop insurance harvest prices for wheat. The agency will use a price of $9.86 per bushel for winter wheat and $9.21 per bushel for spring wheat. Read the rest of the article here. (A list of FAQs on the wheat harvest price from RMA is here.) Read More »

RMA publishes wheat harvest price FAQs

From the Risk Management Agency Q: Soft white wheat protein levels are really high this year. Is RMA taking that into consideration, and does the RMA price reflect the value of SWW at 10.5 percent protein instead of SWW value generically? A: A single harvest price is issued by RMA, which reflects a normal range of protein (10.5 percent).  The ... Read More »

Dealing with crop insurance in 2021

From smallgrains.wsu.edu With wheat harvest starting, the crop year 2021 has been one of, if not the most challenging years we’ve experienced here in eastern Washington and across the Pacific Northwest mostly because of a record dry spring, record heat, and let us not forget the multiple frost events this spring. This year has been a learning experience for myself ... Read More »

RMA announces changes to dry peas, small grains crop insurance provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making improvements to crop insurance to better enable agricultural producers to manage risk on their operations.  Specifically, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is adding new options for producers of dry beans, dry peas, and small grains, such as wheat. RMA is making these changes through three Final Rules, which posted this month on ... Read More »

‘It’s going to be a difficult year’: Local dryland farmers struggling with severe drought conditions

From KXLY.com Both Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are under severe to extreme drought conditions now. Dryland farmers, and their crops, are struggling with the little rain. Wheat head comparison from Ryan Poe’s field. The left is what a normal sized wheat head looks like, the right shows a smaller wheat head with some frost damage. There are pockets of ... Read More »

Don’t forget deadline for quality adjustment program

Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The deadline to apply for QLA is March 5, 2021. Eligible crops include those for which federal crop Insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) ... Read More »

NAWG vice president appointed to FCIC board of directors

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is announcing that its Vice President, Nicole Berg, has been appointed to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors. “NAWG is excited to announce that FCIC has accepted its nomination of NAWG Vice President Nicole Berg to its Board,” said NAWG President and Cass City, Mich., wheat grower Dave Milligan. “Berg’s ... Read More »

Quality loss option now available

Producers can help protect APH with new crop insurance rule By Trista Crossley Wheat farmers now have another tool in their arsenal when it comes to utilizing crop insurance to safeguard their livelihoods. Beginning with the 2021 crop year, growers will be able to elect a quality loss option that protects their 10-year actual production history (APH), especially in cases ... Read More »