Across the state we are seeing the final push for wheat and barley, pre-lift of sugar beets, some soybeans in the SE being taken off, and soon to be edible beans.
- Barley – 85-125 bushels across the state
- Wheat – Reports of ergot in the west (30-55), average to slightly above average in the east (55-80) with good quality.
- Sugar beets – Pre-lift shows signs of a large crop, with great sugar extrapolated tonnage at 33-38 ton.
- Soybeans – No reports of bushels as of yet, but most soybeans look fantastic besides the usual issues of drown out / hail.
- Corn – All reports show a record corn crop across the state, so stay tuned.
The agency is closing in on the last of prevent plant payments, and we have over 150,000 acres paid to date. Our agents and adjusters have been diligent in getting these claims and paperwork filed in a timely manner.
** IF YOU PLAN ON CHOPPING CORN FOR SILAGE PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE ASAP SO WE CAN LINE UP AN APPRAISAL ON THE ACRES CHOPPED. THIS WILL PREVENT MEASURING THE PILE, FEED RECORDS, ETC. **
BILLINGS HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT FOR CROP INSURANCE. IN YEARS PAST, THE BILLING DUE DATE WAS AUGUST 15TH AND INTEREST ATTACHED OCT 1ST BACK TO AUGUST 15TH. THIS YEAR, PREMIUMS ARE DUE AUGUST 15TH BUT INTEREST WILL NOT ATTACH UNTIL DECEMBER 1 AND WILL ONLY CHARGE INTEREST BACK TO OCT 15th.
Harvest prices have been set for wheat and barley. With the decline in price, this will change the amount of bushels you can grow to trigger a loss. See the attached charts for a refence. Simply find your coverage level on the top and match it with your bushels on the left.
We will send out more reports throughout harvest.