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Understanding hail insurance

After a bad experience last year, Mark and Bobbie Bratrud have developed four new guidelines for buying insurance on their farm

Hail insurance is an important piece of the risk management puzzle on most farms. We generally insure the crop we have, meaning that we calculate the value of the crop that is coming and insure that amount. Thankfully we generally don’t collect hail insurance. But 2011 brought us the hail insurance claim from hell. By […] Read more

Cautious Optimism For Wheat And Barley

Giving an outlook on the grain markets in this environment is like giving a weather forecast. We can get fairly close a week out but long range it seems like we have about a 10 per cent chance of being right. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from being able to look at the situation, […] Read more