• Option Changes

    RMA Option Changes

    In early January of 2018, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) made changes affecting both the Prevented Planting +10 Percent Option (PT) and the Yield Cup (YC) option. NAU Country will apply these changes to any 2019 coverages. August 13, 2018
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  • 2019 NCIS News Updates

    2019 NCIS Update Highlights

    ​Here are the crop insurance industry updates from the 2019 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Train-the-Trainer Fall Conference in Overland Park, KS that was recently held on July 17-18, 2018. August 13, 2018
    Industry NAU Country
  • Crop Insurance FAQ

    Is crop insurance targeted to specific crops, regions, or farmers?

    In 1948, insurance was only available for wheat, cotton, flax, corn, and tobacco for a total of 391 county-crop programs. This is compared to more than 130 commodities and 62,000 county-crop programs today. Also, 1.1 million policies were sold in 2017, covering all 50 states and more than 90 percent of America’s farmland. August 02, 2018
    Industry NAU Country
  • Farm Bill

    Real farm bill battle ensues now

    U.S. House and Senate ag leaders have pledged to convene the joint conference committee this month to hammer out a farm bill acceptable to both houses and President Trump. July 24, 2018
  • 2019 NCIS News Updates

    2019 NCIS Updates

    NAU Country is committed to keeping you informed of any crop insurance industry updates at the upcoming 2019 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Train-the-Trainer Fall Conference in Overland Park, KS on July 17-18, 2018. July 12, 2018
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  • Senate Passes Farm Bill

    AACI Update: Senate Farm Bill Passes, 86-11

    Keep informed on the latest AACI updates in their weekly newsletter. Note: AACI content can only be accessed through the Agent Portal. Click on the link to login, and view the AACI Newsletter PDF. June 28, 2018
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  • Efforts to limit the Harvest Price Option (HPO) would increase risks to farmers

    New Study: ‘Efforts to Limit HPO Would Increase Risks to Farmers’

    Prior to the U.S. House of Representatives voting on a Farm Bill amendment in May that would have crippled crop insurance, a Kansas State University economist sent key policymakers a note alerting them to a new study that shed light on the negative impact of reducing revenue insurance coverage. June 26, 2018
    Industry Political
  • Passing the Gavel

    Passing the Gavel

    The February 2018 NCIS Board of Directors meeting brought a change of leadership to the chairman’s position. Jim Korin, NAU Country Insurance, became the fifteenth person to serve as Chairman of the association replacing Mike Day, Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) who held that position from 2016-2017. June 25, 2018
    Featured News Industry NAU Country
  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    Update on House Farm Bill

    On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the House re-voted on its version of the 2018 Farm Bill and it passed by a vote of 213-211. You must login to the Agent Portal to read the complete update. June 22, 2018
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  • As mother nature rages, agriculture’s critics attack

    As Mother Nature Rages, Agriculture’s Critics Attack

    “What we learned from the drought of 2011 is that good policy can create survivors in an industry that otherwise would have no survivors.” – Matt Huie, Texas farmer and rancher June 19, 2018
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