Give the USDA the Acreage Reporting You Both Want

For the next 14 days, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allowing you to use MyAgData® and the planting data you already have to report acreage directly to the USDA—and to have that data shared with both your FSA County Office and crop insurance...

Why Accuracy and Timeliness Are Essential for Crop Insurance Agents

“July is when we get busy. July 15th’s our deadline,” says Jessica Skaggs, a crop specialist with Country Financial. “Farmers are busy, we’re busy. All the work has to be done.” Sound familiar? Spring planting is wrapping up, and farmers are ready to plow...

Why Precision Agriculture Results in Cost Savings for Farmers

With advances in technology, it’s no surprise that cost savings is the number motivator for farmers when it comes to precision agriculture. Cost savings is also the primary reason that more and more farmers are using precision farming technology each year. Why?...

Farmers: Don’t Make Your FSA Appointment Just Yet!

Starting June 25, 2018, the USDA will launch an acreage reporting pilot program to test new ag technologies with an eye toward reducing producers’ increasingly heavy administrative burden. You, your agent, or your service provider will now be able to report acreage...

The MyAgData Memo: May-June 2018

Farmers make decisions each day to ensure healthy plants and a healthy yield. From seed selection to soil conditions, each choice has an effect on the harvest and overall profitability. But unfortunately, it would seem that the one commodity a farmer can’t produce is...