NAU Country Insurance Company Introduces Harvest Advisor

RAMSEY, MN -- NAU Country Insurance Company, a division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd. and one of the largest crop insurance providers in the U.S., introduces their new crop management tool Harvest Advisor, which is part of a suite of tools in Field Insights™. These tools help farmers with crop growth models, spray conditions and other weather related information down to the field level. The addition of Harvest Advisor to Field Insights provides financial and weather related harvest information.

With corn prices down, every bit of cost savings and yield increase helps farmers. NAU Country’s farmers know their crops, however, sometimes getting a second opinion on when to harvest can mean the difference between a loss and a profitable year. Field Insights can be that second opinion, with its newest feature, Harvest Advisor. Harvest Advisor looks at the optimum harvest moisture for supported crops, along with the user’s target moisture and then projects the ideal time to harvest.

Research out of Ohio State University on field drying and scheduling harvest shows that harvesting corn at an optimum harvest moisture level can decrease your harvest loss from 2% to 8%, down to 1% to 2%.

While testing Field Insights Harvest Advisor with several claims adjusters, here is what NAU Country’s Senior Vice President of Claims, Mark Mossman, had to say. “Harvest Advisor takes the guesswork out of harvesting… whether you aim to harvest early to minimize harvest loss percentages, or delay harvest to avoid high dry down cost for long term storage.”

Field Insights Harvest Advisor is available to farmers through their NAU Country agent. It can be accessed through our QBE NAU mobile app and through our Policyholder Portal website. For more information and training on Field Insights, you can contact your local agent today! If you are not currently affiliated with NAU Country and would like to learn more, please contact us at 800.942.6557 or via email at itmarketing@naucountry.com.

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About NAU Country Insurance Company
NAU Country Insurance Company is a leading Multi-Peril Crop Insurance company passionate about serving the American farmer and supporting their agents in the continental United States. Headquartered in Ramsey, MN with Branch Offices in 10 locations, NAU Country has grown over the years by providing outstanding customer service and leading-edge technology. NAU Country is currently licensed in 46 states and employs over 700 field and office staff across the country. As a division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., one of the top 20 insurers worldwide, they have the financial strength for today’s insurance environment. Learn more at naucountry.com.

About QBE 
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2016 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2016 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 37 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.