AgQuest® Insurance Has You Covered in More Ways Than One

The hail season is upon us; do you know if you’re properly protected? Having a farm specialized insurance agent who can help navigate through policy language and make sure the right coverages are in place when the unexpected happens, will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on what is most important, your farming operation!

The deadline for production hail and wind coverage, which includes wind, green snap, and extra harvest, is June 15. Any other standalone (dollar based) hail coverage can be written at any time prior to a hail event.

Acreage Report Deadline Approaching
We would like to remind you that the acreage reporting deadline is July 15. However, we encourage you to get to the FSA office as soon as possible so our agent has time to sign and date the report by the July 15 deadline.

Replant and Prevent Plant Coverage
Hopefully, you won’t experience a replant situation this growing season, but if it does occur on your farm, please keep this in mind:

  • Replant means replanting to the SAME crop.
  • You must file the claim before you destroy or replant the current crop. You will need to contact your agent and an adjuster must give consent to replant prior to replanting the crop.
  • Replant payments will not be paid out until acreage reports are complete.

In the event you are unable to plant an insured crop that has prevented planting coverage, please give us a call to talk through your coverage.

Again, a prevented planting claim cannot be finalized until your acreage report is processed.

Final planting dates: Corn – May 31, Soybean – June 10, Sugar Beets – May 31.

Late plant period for corn and soybeans is 25 days after the final planting dates. However, the crop insurance guarantee is reduced 1 percent each day up to the 25 days.

Growing our Property & Casualty Insurance
We are excited to tell you about all the changes that are happening within AgQuest Insurance. Our agency in Le Sueur, Minnesota River Insurance, has a beautiful new office building to call home. The previous building was torn down and a new one was constructed over the winter months. Our Le Sueur team (Tim Lewis, Kayla Dornfeld and Roxie Pioske) moved in on June 1.

We are also excited to announce that we have expanded our insurance portfolio with the purchase of Great River Insurance located in Mankato. Great River is primarily focused on commercial insurance and offers AgQuest a greater diversification in products and insurance carriers as it pertains to property and casualty insurance, giving us an even stronger position when competing on new accounts.

Great River and AgQuest/Minnesota River Insurance began their relationship when AgQuest reached out and began referring commercial business clients to Great River as a way to support the commercial needs of our customers. The relationship proved to benefit both companies and in 2017 conversation between AgQuest and Great River led to the opportunity to purchase the agency. Tom Rekstein, who has 38 years of insurance experience and is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), will remain at the Mankato location as part of the AgQuest/Minnesota River Insurance team, as well as Missy Caron, who is a customer support specialist and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). With that said, we would also like to introduce the newest member of the Insurance team, Shannon Sinning. Shannon and his family live in Mankato, where he was most recently an Independent Financial Advisor with Gardner Financial Services. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and is originally from Mapleton, Minnesota.