AgQuest/MN River Ins Receives Spirit of the Silver Lining Award

As an independent insurance agency, AgQuest/Minnesota River Insurance is proud to represent some of the best insurance companies in the business. One of those companies is West Bend Mutual Insurance based out of West Bend, Wisconsin. West Bend not only has an outstanding reputation for providing a comprehensive portfolio of personal and business insurance products,…

Crop Insurance Deadline Nearing

The deadline to purchase and make your final elections for your 2020 crop insurance is March 16. With this deadline right around the corner, it is imperative that you make any modifications needed in regards to entity changes – going from an individual to an LLC, Partnership or Corporation, or even from a Corporation, LLC…

Good Financial Analysis Starts with a Year-End Balance Sheet

The beginning of a new year marks a time for a fresh start, a new tax year, and sometimes new opportunities. Besides gathering tax information, a good business practice during the first quarter of each year is updating your Year-End balance sheet, dated either December 31 or January 1. In addition to having a copy…

2020 Farm Bill Meeting Material

If you missed the Farm Bill meetings earlier this week or want to review the materials below is the link to the video and power points. There are separate power points for locations – the only difference would be the county information is geared towards the location. Power Points: 2020 Crop Ins Meeting-Centra Sota 2020…

2020 Farm Bill Decisions Meetings held in MN

AgQuest Insurance is excited to be bringing Art Barnaby back to MN! Art Barnaby, Emeritus Professor, is now retired. However, he continues to provided educational programs on crop insurance, government commodity programs, and risk management throughout Kansas and the nation, via his consulting firm. His work emphasizes the development of alternative public policies for crop…

Sinning Participates in Westfield Insurance TAPP Program

AgQuest/MN River Insurance Agent, Shannon Sinning, recently participated in Westfield Insurance Co.’s TAPP Program. TAPP is a two-week program that only a select group of agents are able to attend and offers a proven curriculum that includes advanced insurance sales, management and technical training for emerging agents. TAPP (The Association Perpetuation Plan) was established by…

Finishing Up the 2019 Crop Insurance Year

As we near the end of the calendar year, so came the end of the crop insurance period on December 10th, which marked the latest date of insurance coverage for corn and soybeans. If you still have a crop in the field after the December 10th deadline, here are the actions you must take: •…

Reducing the Risk of Fire During the Winter Months

Nothing feels better during our cold Minnesota winters than snuggling up in a cozy blanket and enjoying the warmth of a fire place. However, having a warm home can carry risks if you don’t take the proper precautions. Many normal household practices during the winter raise a fire risk including, fireplaces, appliances, candles, and Christmas…

Financing Options to Meet Your Needs in 2020

AgQuest understands the challenges of farming in today’s economic environment and the significance of having a financing program that can handle those challenges. Whether it’s a total operating loan, livestock or building loan, equipment loan or equipment leasing, AgQuest can provide the products and services you need to finance your operation. Operating loan options •…

Crop Insurance Premiums Deadline Extended

Due to widespread flooding, and excess moisture conditions impacting much of the U.S. RMA had extended the premium due date on MPCI policies with an 8/15 bill date only and relaxed the policy provisions on interest attaching to unpaid premium. Due to the ongoing issues and now weather forcing later harvests in many areas, RMA…

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