• RMA announces date changes due to COVID-19

    RMA Update: COVID-19 FSA Acreage Reporting Date changes

    Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced additional information on the FSA Acreage Reporting Date as well as Manager's Bulletin MGR-20-015 that was issued on May 28, 2020. July 13, 2020
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    USDA improves crop insurance policies with new options

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced changes to several crop insurance policies improving options for producers, including introducing a new Quality Loss Option, a new unit structure assignment option for Enterprise Units (EU) and new procedures for Multi-County Enterprise Units (MCEU). July 13, 2020
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    From the USDA: Additional Commodities now eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

    An initial list of additional commodities have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Producers will be able to submit applications that include these commodities on Monday, July 13, 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for CFAP through August 28, 2020, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. July 10, 2020
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    NAU Country Connection Webinar Series wants to hear from you!

    We want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that attended our NAU Country Connection webinar series this last spring. We hope you enjoyed all the valuable topics! We plan to continue these NAU Country Connection webinars this fall. These webinars will not only focus on system trainings, but also informational product trainings. We are looking for ideas from you, on what you would like a refresher on. Contact us today! July 09, 2020
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    USDA and FSA have both added additional flexibilities for producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding these flexibilities for Notice of Loss on both insured and uninsured crops to enable Service Centers to best assist producers. July 08, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Three important USDA announcements

    On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert around three important press releases that went out last week from the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA). July 07, 2020
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    Get the information you need with NAU Country's mobile notifications!

    To assist you in providing excellent service to your farmers, NAU Country includes mobile notifications to keep you aware of important information regarding your farmer's policies, claims, and more. Simply log into the NAU Country mobile app and adjust your preferences to start getting these notifications today! July 01, 2020
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - June 29, 2020

    Click here to read the June 29, 2020, AACI Newsletter including general updates on what is happening in congress, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) updates on distribution, Ag Updates on the extension on new immigration visas through the end of the year, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020, the banned sales of Dicamba in the U.S., and the deadlines around ARC and PLC enrollment, and more! Read more! June 29, 2020
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  • CFAP $19 billion may still not be enough

    CFAP $19 billion may still not be enough

    Both agricultural groups and lawmakers have concerns that the CFAP funding will not go far enough. In addition, the first $1.4 billion in CFAP payments have been disbursed to farmers according to the USDA. June 18, 2020
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  • Biofuel producers need immediate COVID-19 relief

    Biofuel Producers Need Immediate COVID-19 Relief

    The COVID-19 pandemic is decimating the biofuels industry. In April, ethanol production dropped by more than 40 percent compared to the same month last year. Biofuel production in April of last year (2019) averaged just over 1 million barrels per day while this year’s production is averaging 585,500 barrels per day. June 16, 2020
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