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Meetings offer answers about crop insurance

The 10th annual Four-State Crop Insurance Workshop will be in Grand Island Nov. 4 at College Park.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is teaming up again with Colorado State University Extension, Kansas State University Research and Extension and Oklahoma State University Extension to provide a series of crop insurance workshops.
“The goals of the workshops are for people to understand the new combination of standard insurance policies, how the Crop Insurance Program fits with other farm programs such as ACRE and SURE, how much coverage farmers should sign up for and understanding the Standard Reinsurance Agreement,” said Doug Jose, UNL extension farm management specialist.
This year’s conference theme is “Using New Tools to Manage Risks.” Workshops will have presentations on the following:
The Next Farm Bill and Farm Income Safety Net
Changes in the Crop Insurance Program
ACRE, SURE and Ad Hoc Disaster: How Can Anyone Sell Crop Insurance?
Standard Reinsurance Agreement
Grain Market Analysis and Outlook
With a Common Yield Guarantee in CCIP, Adding “Price Options” Creates Revenue Coverage. How Does the Historically Wide Wheat Basis Affect Those “Price Options”: Are Cash Settlement Prices the Answer?
USDA’s Risk Management Agency administrator William Murphy will be at sessions to explain changes in the Crop Insurance Program.
The workshop costs $85 if registered at least six days before the workshop and $100 after that deadline. Each workshop begins at 8 a.m. for registration and ends around 4 p.m.
Visit online for more information and to register.

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