Tagged crop insurance

Plastic bed damage from Irma at C&B Farms in Clewiston
Cucurbits
November 20, 2017
Lack of Crop Insurance a Risky Business for Vegetable Growers
In light of what Hurricane Irma stirred up, now is a good time to review how well you cover your assets. Read More
Citrus stew courtesy of Irma
Citrus
October 19, 2017
Disaster Relief: Ways Florida Growers Can Find Farm Aid
With billions of dollars lost to Irma, financial assistance will be crucial for many. Read More
A water-logged citrus grove in Southwest Florida following Irma
Citrus
October 10, 2017
Impressions from Irma Indelible on the Florida Farmscape [Slideshow]
Striking images from the field reveal not only the storm’s destructive nature, but also paths to recovery and reconstruction. Read More
Greenhouse structures flattened by Irma at C&B Farms
Citrus
October 5, 2017
Hurricane Irma Toll on Florida Farming in the Billions
Preliminary damage estimates confirm storm’s ferocity. Read More
Winter melon damage from Hurricane Irma in Elkton, FL
Citrus
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers Dealing With Disaster
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
Citrus
August 30, 2017
How Harvey May Impact Specialty Crop Growers
The devastating human toll from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has rightly dominated news coverage. Growers and those who work with them, however, should also think about how this historic storm will also affect them.  Read More
Tropical Storm Emily graphic
Citrus
July 31, 2017
Surprise! Emily Storms Ashore in the Sunshine State
State of emergency declared for fast-forming tropical system. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 28, 2017
Apple Tree Insurance Program Being Developed
U.S. Apple Association working with AgriLogic Consulting, LLC and USDA Risk Management Agency to offer new risk management option which takes into effect weather damage and fire blight loses. Read More
Burn ban sign posted along S.R. A1A in Flagler County, FL, due to drought conditions
Citrus
May 15, 2017
Drought Conditions Deepen Across Central Florida
Water Shortage Warning Order expanded to all counties within St. Johns River Water Management District. Read More
Hurricane Matthew-damaged trellis of yard long bean
Citrus
November 15, 2016
Help On The Way To Florida Farmers Hurting From Hurricane Matthew
USDA designates four counties as primary natural disaster areas; loans offered to those eligible. Read More
Nuts
October 25, 2016
Pecan Growers Still Assessing Damage From Hurricane Matthew
Growers are hoping for federal assistance as cleanup from the storm continues. Read More
Farm Marketing
October 13, 2016
What Next? What To Do After A Natural Disaster At Your Farm
Between drought in the Northeast, forest fires in the West, and Hurricane Matthew in the Southeast, many growers and marketers are trying to figure out what their next steps should be. Read More
Hurricane Matthew-Damaged trellises of Asian vegetables
Citrus
October 13, 2016
How Florida Agriculture Weathered Hurricane Matthew’s Greatest Hits [Slideshow]
Even though the major storm didn't make landfall in the Sunshine State, Mother Nature made sure to leave her mark. Read More
Closeup of Hurricane Matthew-damaged squash crops in Northeast Florida
Citrus
October 10, 2016
Damage Assessments, Recovery Begin In Wake Of Matthew
Early estimates on property losses surge into the billions. FEMA assistance now available. Read More
Flooded vegetable field in South Florida
GenNext Growers
September 19, 2016
What You Need To Know About Crop Insurance
Learn the steps to protect your farm against major losses. Read More
insurance file folder
Farm Management
May 16, 2016
USDA Provides Risk Management Tool For Growers
Whole Farm Revenue Protection offers coverage for diversified specialty crop growers. Read More
western food for safety and security course
Farm Management
May 6, 2016
$8.7 Million Available In Risk Management Education Funding
The funds are for programs to help underserved growers and ranchers to learn how to manage long-term risks and challenges. Read More
insurance file folder
Farm Management
February 21, 2016
USDA Expands Insurance Options For Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture
New coerage lowers risk for producers and strengthens farm safety net. Read More
Washington Capitol building
Citrus
November 24, 2015
Apple, Potato, Peach, And Grape Commodity Groups Urge Congress To Not Cut Crop Insurance
U.S. Apple Association, United Fresh Produce Association, Western Growers Association, National Peach Council, National Potato Council, and California Association of Read More
Farm Management
November 13, 2015
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Application Deadlines Nearing
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of Read More
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Fruits
November 20, 2017
New Fungicide Registered for Botrytis, P…
Intuity fungicide from Valent U.S.A. is labeled for grapes, strawberries.   Read More
More Vegetables
November 20, 2017
The Most Volatile Vegetable Crops for 20…
Four crops are in the top 10 on two opposing lists: The crops growers are adding in 2018, and the crops being dropped. Read More
Cucurbits
November 20, 2017
Lack of Crop Insurance a Risky Business …
In light of what Hurricane Irma stirred up, now is a good time to review how well you cover your assets. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
November 20, 2017
All Hands on Deck to Point Florida Citru…
Enhanced rootstocks, along with better quality cultivars, are buoying the industry until the next big breakthrough. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 20, 2017
Midwest Apple Improvement Association Br…
The Midwest Apple Improvement Association builds on its ‘EverCrisp’ success with four new varieties, matching consumer preferences with grower-friendly traits. Read More
Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Equipment
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More