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May 24, 2012

Being prepared to handle Foot and Mouth disease is a must for milk producers. What is the status of that preparation?

Foot and Mouth Disease presents special problems for the dairy industry which are reason for special planning, like the Secure Milk Supply Project. Dr. Pam Hullinger, University of California-Davis, shares this update with attendees at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting. Dr. Hullinger's full presentation along with many others from this important industry meeting are available online at

May 24, 2012

How is crop insurance used and what can it protect?

Crop Insurance Do You Use Crop Insurance? Crop insurance is way to help protect the business of raising crops from selected disasters. But what does it take to get crop insurance and what will it cover? This AgChat conversation shares thoughts and information on how to protect the business of farming from disaster. Extra: See the crop Insurance resource page for links to finding crop insurance providers and what to do when disaster strikes.

May 23, 2012

How do you find crop insurance providers and and figure out the process? These resource links will offer assistance.

Crop insuranceGrowing food is a risky business because there are many random things outside of the farm manager's control, weather being top of the list. Crop insurance offers farmers and ranchers the tools to help reduce the sting of losses without going seriously bankrupt.

January 28, 2012

What are some approaches to managing profit margin risk?

Strategies to Manage Profit Margin Risk - Dr. Corinne Alexander, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.