margin protection

USDA Approves Modifications to Margin Protection Plan of Insurance for Crops

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency this week announced greater crop insurance options for farmers against unexpected decreases in their operating margin. Offered through the federal crop insurance program, margin protection insurance for corn, wheat, rice and soybeans will be available in more states and have updates designed to better clarify the real input costs covered beginning in …

Soggy Fields slow Start of Rice Planting

Aria Wilcox Field & Row Crops

Time is running out for California rice farmers whose fields remain too wet for planting. All last month, the Sacramento Valley should have been buzzing with tractors working the ground in preparation for seeding. Instead, soggy weather kept many farmers twiddling their thumbs or biting their nails as they waited for their fields to dry out. “It’s really getting nerve-racking …