Expert says review programs and crop insurance before signing up

An ag risk manager says farmers should carefully review their options before signing up for programs and crop insurance this year.

Travis Glaser with ARM Services in Barron, Wisconsin tells Brownfield farmers need to know what programs are also available outside of federally subsidized crop insurances and how those programs work with crop insurance. “For example on the crop side, we have the PACE program, which people are calling the split-applied nitrogen. It is the post-applied nitrogen program. That’s coming out, but not available in all counties but they do plan for that to take off.”

And, Glaser says many of the options are dependent on if farmers choose ARC or PLC.

For dairy farmers, Glaser says every dairy producer should be signing up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program, which paid out over a billion dollars in 2021. 

Glaser says the ARM Services team is hosting their annual winter ag conference Tuesday, 1/18/2022 in Menomonee, WI at the Stout Ale House, and farmers are welcome to register on-site.

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