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In Memory of Jerry Lee Baird “JB”

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After a wonderful life’s journey, Jerry Lee Baird, also known as “JB,” age 79, of Fresno, CA, left his beloved family on Friday, November 13, 2015. Jerry graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1954, and attended Fresno State College majoring in accounting. Jerry was brilliant with numbers and acted as an accountant, controller, and business manager for several prominent agribusinesses. …

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Farmers Aren’t Quitters

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In November 2015, CropInsuranceAmerica.org published this interesting article …   This Drought Just Isn’t Giving Up, But Farmers Aren’t Quitters California’s central valley has been called America’s salad bowl, but honestly in the last four years, it looks more like a dust bowl than a vegetable garden.  The historic drought has caused many California farmers to pay prices for water …

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Crop Insurance Deadlines

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Please note the Acreage Reporting deadline changes for Alfalfa Seed.  Established and Fall Seeded fields must be reported by 12/15, Spring Seeded fields should be reported by 7/15.  As a reminder, Alfalfa Seed is only insurable when grown under a seed contract; copies of your processing contracts must be provided to our office by the acreage reporting deadlines. We want …

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A Shift in U.S. Farm Policy for Crop Insurance

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The farm safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers has shifted from the traditional programs of direct payments, counter cyclical payments, etc., to a risk management-based crop insurance program. In 2012, the U.S. crop insurance program protected more than $117 billion in liability on more than 280 million acres.

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Jeff Peracchi, Three Rocks, California

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Jeff Perachhi has been farming on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in California for 25 years. He grows wine grapes, almonds, pomegranates and seedless tangerines. Jeff has begun tapping into ground wells that haven’t needed to run in more than 15 years. The drought is wreaking havoc on the state and shows very few signs of letting …

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California Farmer Bill Jensen

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Bill Jensen has been farming in California for many years, and the drought of 2014 is the worst he’s seen. Learn why crop insurance is so important for farmers in California.

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NCIS Unveils First in Series of Videos On Nuts and Bolts of Crop Insurance

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(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) — National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) today released a new educational video on crop insurance – what it is, how it works and why it has become the risk management tool of choice for America’s farmers. The video, titled “Crop Insurance 101,” is the first in a series that will be released over the next few months. …

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