Guidelines to Follow For Crop Insurance as Harvest Approaches

It’s amazing how quickly the summer goes by. We will soon be harvesting and with that comes those 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 2019 crop year. • Prior to chopping part or all of a…

Renting Tools & Equipment – What’s Your Insurance Risk

Normally when you think about the risk in renting something, it’s in the context of a vehicle that will be used as transportation while vacationing or on a business trip. However, have you ever thought about your risk exposure when renting small items from your local rental shop? This may include tools such as a…

Employee Workshop = Unavailable Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, AgQuest will be having employee workshop meetings.  The cutoff for ACH and Wire transactions will be 11:30 am.  Any ACH requests or wires received after that time will be initiated the next day.  An ACH request after 11:30 am on Tuesday will be in customer accounts on September 12th. Contact Customer…

AgQuest Financial Services and Agri-Chem, LLC Partner to Offer Producer Financing Options

Hopkinsville, KY – August 1, 2019 – AgQuest Financial Services is excited to welcome Agri-Chem, LLC, as a new retail partner, offering producer financing and leasing options to their customers.  Agri-Chem, a division of Hopkinsville Elevator, provides products and services in fertilizer, crop protection, seed and application, and operate out of multiple locations, including Hopkinsville,…

Prevented Planting Cover Crop Relief Announced

The USDA made an announcement that may impact you, Click Here to view the USDA release. It pertains to your ability to now hay or graze cover crops on Prevented Plant acres as of September 1 as compared to the previous date of November 1. Another exception granted with today’s announcement is the insureds ability…

Succession Planning – Leaving Your Legacy

In the business cycle, it’s never too early to think about planning for retirement and the next generation joining or taking over the family farm. With all the different aspects that could be involved in your operation (land, machinery, livestock), succession planning is not an easy task and it will take some time to think…

Prevented Plant Vs Late Plant. What you need to know

This spring was certainly a challenge and things didn’t go as smooth as we had hoped. However, there is a lot left to the growing season and hopefully Mother Nature will be more compliant than she has been the last couple of years. As far as crop insurance is concerned, the final planting date for…

Motorized Kids Toys Insurance Implications to Consider

When purchasing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), it’s probably obvious to you by their size and functionality that there is a liability risk involved and making sure you have the appropriate insurance coverage is top-of-mind. However, does that same thought cross your mind when purchasing smaller, less obvious, “vehicles”, such as a motorized kid’s car or…

Prevented Plant Meetings held this week

With this challenging spring weather, it’s important for you to analyze your options of planting late versus prevent plant. Like many others,   Farmward and AgQuest Insurance held meetings this week and talked about what to expect with late planting and early maturity seed hybrids, how Prevented Plant will affect your marketing plan and what…

The Importance of Having Good Financial Information

In the current ag environment managing your farm properly is imperative. Being a good farm manager starts with knowing your cost of production, breakevens and cash flow. Most of this can all be easily analyzed with good record keeping. Managing your risk is also important and starts by putting a good grain marketing plan in…

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