Guidelines For Crop Insurance As We Near Harvest

With harvest upon us, we have some important reminders about crop insurance procedures. As you read through the list below, be mindful that there are some guidelines to follow specific to the 2020 crop year. • Prior to chopping part or all of a unit for silage (putting the crop to another use), contact your…

Avoiding Potentially Large Losses This Harvest Season

With harvest just around the corner, it is important to mitigate the risk of any down time or major losses of your equipment. Some common dangers include combine or tractor fires, which cause over $20 million in property losses each year and millions more in lost time during the busy season. The best way to…

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

CFAP Application Information https://www.farmers.gov/cfap How to Apply Producers should apply through their local Farm Service Agency Service Center. While USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only, FSA is working with our agricultural producers by phone and using email and online tools to process applications. Please call your FSA county office to schedule…

July 4th Holiday

AgQuest offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  Any ACH’s received Thursday, July 2nd will be in customer accounts on Monday, July 6th.  Contact Customer Service to request funds (ACH and WIRE) 877-626-7453 or AQCustomerService@agquest.net.

Acreage Reporting Deadline is July 15th

Acreage Reporting Deadline is July 15th PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR FSA ACREAGE SUMMARY TO YOUR INSURANCE AGENT FOR ACCURATE REPORTING OF ACRES. Once you have certified with FSA, call to make an appointment and make sure to bring a copy of your FSA paperwork (578’s & maps) this will ensure that the correct acreage…

Opportune Time to Review Financial Position

With the crop is in the ground and the growing season progressing, it’s a good time to take a look at your year-to-date numbers and start planning through the rest of the crop season. Here are some of the things to think about: 1. Comparing budget to actual: How did the crop input expenses, fuel,…

Important Reminders For Your Crop Insurance

What a change from a year ago! Last year at this time, you were weighing the decision to go with Prevent Plant versus late planting. This year, within a two-week period spring planting was done with little to no hiccups. From a crop insurance perspective, we are very grateful to have had a much nicer…

Protecting Your Children From Farm-Related Accidents

With the disruption of school this spring due to COVID-19, farm families have been able to spend more time together working on the farm. Although most farm families are used to working with their children by their side, the additional time spent on the farm also means more exposure to farm workplace hazards. With that,…

Don’t Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fraud

Life-altering events bring out the best and the worst in people. They also tend to reveal insurable risks as well as the benefits of carrying coverage against those risks. The COVID-19 pandemic has been just such a life-altering event. It follows that coronavirus scams began to pop up almost as soon as containment measures became “the new…

Flood Insurance Facts

As one of the most common natural disasters, floods are widespread and can cause much more than property damage. For Minnesotans without proper insurance, flooding can cause severe personal and financial losses. Of the roughly 2 million households in Minnesota, only 11,000 buy flood coverage. Misconceptions of cost, who is eligible, what is and what…