Nine in every ten farmers participate in the Federal Crop Insurance program. Rural Community Insurance Services Head of Sales Jeff Bahr says there are also private products that narrow any gaps in coverage. “Talk to your agent about differences from last year to this year because there are some, now’s the time to do it.” There are tools to help farmers deal with rising farm input costs. “For example, we have an insurance product called margin protection that helps with input costs, fertilizer (and) fuel; these things are much higher than what they what they typically have been so a lot of times farmers want those supplemental coverages.”
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