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USDA Improves Livestock Crop Insurance Policies with New Options

USDA Improves Livestock Crop Insurance Policies with New Options

News Release WASHINGTON, April 28, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating livestock insurance policies to improve options for producers and to create additional opportunities for producers to participate. USDA’s Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) updates to...

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Biden Isn’t banning meat, USDA chief says

Biden Isn’t banning meat, USDA chief says

Originally published by Politico: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/26/biden-not-banning-meat-usda-484609 Conservative lawmakers and commentators spread false claims that Biden’s recent pledge to curb greenhouse gas emissions included a proposal to cut red meat...

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USDA Accepts Changes Proposed by Ranchers Insurance

USDA Accepts Changes Proposed by Ranchers Insurance

A call in a parking lot. What started out three years ago as a conversation in a parking lot has culminated with a major overhaul of USDA’s Livestock Risk Protection (LRP). Three years ago, Brandon Willis from Ranchers Insurance reached out to the owner of LRP...

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USDA’s Livestock Risk Protection(LRP) Deserves a Second Look

USDA’s Livestock Risk Protection(LRP) Deserves a Second Look

USDA’s insurance products have proven successful for crop farmers. Often providing a lifeline after natural disasters. Yet, for all its successes there has never been a widely used product to help cattle producers manage price risk. That could be changing due to recent improvements to Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) plan of insurance.  USDA has recently made some changes that will improve LRP and make it a better program.

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Improvements Livestock Risk Protection (LRP)-Cattle

Improvements Livestock Risk Protection (LRP)-Cattle

USDA announced changes regarding further improvements to their Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) plan of insurance. The two changes include: Reducing the premium around 5%  Allow premiums to be paid after the coverage ends, rather than upfront  The changes approved are...

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Western Priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill

Western Priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill

The Western United States accounts for just over half of the cropland acres and almost 90 percent of the pastureland acres in the United States. In terms of livestock, almost half of the dairy cows, 60 percent of beef cows, and more than 75 percent of cattle on feed in the United States are located in the West. In terms of the value of agricultural production, California and Texas alone produce almost 20 percent of the value of agricultural production in the United States. It stands to reason that the farm bill would be important to producers in the West.

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Advice for my dad if he were a dairy farmer

Advice for my dad if he were a dairy farmer

I GREW up on a sheep ranch you don’t incorporate Dairy-RP into in Utah before leaving to work in your business plan, odds are you Washington, D.C., where I oversaw may regret it. Margins are too tight many of USDA’s farm programs. and markets are too volatile to man-...

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Local Effort Leads to Overhaul of USDA’s Livestock Insurance

Local Effort Leads to Overhaul of USDA’s Livestock Insurance

Laketown, Utah, April 25, 2018: USDA recently announced significant improvements to the Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Plan (LRP), a program that allows cattle producers to insure against unexpected price declines. LRP allows producers to insure between 70% and...

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Rangeland Insurance Proves Value During 2017 Montana Drought

Rangeland Insurance Proves Value During 2017 Montana Drought

The improved Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program has proven to be an effective risk management tool for ranchers during this year’s drought. Analysis shows that in 2017, in drought-stricken parts of Montana, for every $1 spent on premium, $5 was paid in...

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Oklahoma Farm Report Article

Oklahoma Farm Report Article

The Oklahoma Farm Report and Farm Policy Facts wrote about our recent study that exposes Heritage Foundation's misleading narrative about farm policy. You can read the Oklahoma Farm Report article below. To read the full study, click here. To read the seven key points...

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How PRF Has Worked In Montana

How PRF Has Worked In Montana

Montana ranchers are reminded that the annual sign up for the 2018 Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program ends November 15th. The improved PRF is the first federal crop insurance program allowing ranchers to manage their risks during short-term drought. PRF is...

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Listen To Agri-Talk’s Interview With Brandon Willis

Listen To Agri-Talk’s Interview With Brandon Willis

Listen as Brandon discusses several topics ranging from farm policy to crop insurance on the Agri-Talk radio show. AgriTalk is a radio program for rural America, providing information that connects producers with consumers and currently airs on 70 stations throughout...

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Improving Cash Flow During Short-Term Drought

Improving Cash Flow During Short-Term Drought

Calf prices and precipitation are two key factors impacting the profitability of ranchers in the West. The improved Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) crop insurance program is a relatively new program designed to address the reduced cash flow when snow or rainfall...

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How PRF Has Worked In Utah

How PRF Has Worked In Utah

Utah ranchers are reminded that the annual sign up for the 2018 Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program ends November 15th. The improved PRF is the first federal crop insurance program allowing ranchers to manage their risks during short-term drought. PRF is...

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How PRF Has Worked In Nevada

How PRF Has Worked In Nevada

Nevada ranchers are reminded that the annual sign up for the 2018 Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program ends November 15th. The improved PRF is the first federal crop insurance program allowing ranchers to manage their risks during short-term drought. PRF is...

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How PRF Has Worked In Wyoming

How PRF Has Worked In Wyoming

Wyoming ranchers are reminded that the annual sign up for the 2018 Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program ends November 15th. The improved PRF is the first federal crop insurance program allowing ranchers to manage their risks during short-term drought. PRF is...

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How PRF Has Worked In Idaho

How PRF Has Worked In Idaho

Idaho ranchers are reminded that the annual sign up for the 2018 Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) program ends November 15th. The improved PRF is the first federal crop insurance program allowing ranchers to manage their risks during short-term drought. PRF is...

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