In a depressed ag economy, farmers and ranchers are working on reducing risk and maximizing revenue. There are risk management options out there, and a standard crop insurance policy is one. Farm Credit Services of Mandan Assistant Vice President Eric Ehlis says whole farm revenue protection is another. “I think it’s a good option for certain producers to consider, especially in light of all the quality issues in the cereal grains this pas year,” says Ehlis. “In a lot of those cases, I think whole farm revenue insurance would’ve been good to have because it pays on a true revenue loss; it’s not truly a production element.” Ehlis adds government programs have an influence on crop insurance decisions. The lending side of the spectrum has seen the benefits of participation in USDA programs from a risk mitigation standpoint. These topics, along with others, will be points of discussion at the upcoming crop insurance meetings hosted by Farm Credit Services of Mandan. Additional seminars are on the schedule for February 5 in Beulah and February 6 in Washburn. Listen to the full RRFN interview.