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Weekly Outlook: Increase in U.S. Calf Crop Points Towards Larger Beef Supplies in 2018-2019

July 24, 2017 - Leave a Comment 

    USDA provided several key updates last week when it released the July Cattle inventory report along with its monthly Cattle on Feed report. The mid-year cattle inventory report provided the first estimate of the 2017 calf crop, which at 36.3 million head was 3.5 percent larger than the 2016 calf crop. The year-over-year […]

BEFORE YOU REPLANT, CALL YOUR AGENT.

May 15, 2017 - Leave a Comment 

For most of us the weather is going to let us get back in the fields. You MUST notify your agent prior to replanting a field or any portion of a field.  If a producer FAILS to file a replant claim before replanting, there will be NO replant payment, NO insurance on replanted acres, ZERO […]

Protection for Tight Profit Margins – HarvestMAX

February 21, 2017 - Leave a Comment 

Margins for 2017 Are they tighter than ever?It seems that the tight profit margins in crop production over the past two years are continuing into 2017. The  continued projected market prices for corn and soybeans are lower than breakeven levels, that along with only slight reductions in input costs for seed, fertilizer, and chemicals, will severely crimp potential profit opportunities […]

Controlling Chaos in Uncertainty – Top Producer Seminar 2017

January 19, 2017 - Leave a Comment 

PLEASE JOIN US……. Top Producer Seminar Protecting your farm in Lean times We are excited to see everyone this year at the Top Producer Seminar from January 24 through the 27th at the Hilton in Chicago. Crop Insurance has evolved over the last few years, and with prices swinging from high to low, we need […]

Smashing Trend Yields in 2016

December 7, 2016 - Leave a Comment 

2016 is coming to a close…. What a year it has been.  For the most part, harvest went fairly smooth across the Midwest.  Based upon the numbers below, the actual production history (APH) and your future guarantees will be going up.  This is good news overall, and even better news for shallow loss product coverage. […]

County Level Yield Predictor – Interactive Map

August 12, 2016 - Leave a Comment 

Reminder……..Farming Ahead of The Curve Conference on August 17th in Appleton, WI and August 24th in West Lafayette, IN. Click here to register for the  Wisconsin Conference  & here for the Indiana Conference. INTERACTIVE COUNTY LEVEL YIELD PREDICTOR As Many of you know……  We work closely with our insureds trying to get you as much information as possible. […]

Farming Ahead of the Curve Conference

August 5, 2016 - Leave a Comment 

Click HERE for a short introductory video of THE ASSURE GROUP THE ASSURE GROUP would like to invite you to the Farming Ahead of the Curve Conference. Farmers and agribusiness professionals will have the opportunity to learn about new ways to assist themselves in managing production costs in today’s hectic agricultural business climate. Including a new insurance for the farm, Production Cost […]

FSA makes changes to ARC County

March 23, 2016 - Leave a Comment 

  The Farm Service Agency (FSA) sent out a postcard to “all” farmers who have cropland in more than one county and are enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage-County Option program (ARC). THE ASSURE GROUP has created a spreadsheet that can look at any county in the country to determine estimated ARC-CO and PLC payments. To estimate a ARC-CO estimate, […]

LOWER CROP INSURANCE PRICES for 2016

March 3, 2016 - Leave a Comment 

The final numbers are in! It appears our overall cost of Federal Crop Insurance (MPCI) will be lower this year.   The Spring price for most corn growers in 2016 is $3.86 with a .18 volatility factor.  Compared to a 2015 $4.15 price and .21 volatility.   For soybeans, the Spring price is $8.85 with a […]

ARE SPRING PRICE GUARANTEES ENOUGH?

March 1, 2016 - Leave a Comment 

FINAL SPRING PRICES & VOLATILITY The pricing period for Spring Crop Insurance prices has officially ended. Crop                     Price                    Volatility CORN                   $3.86             […]

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