Make 2013 crop insurance decisions02/27/2013 - 03/08/2013
When Iowa farmers are determining on or before March 15 which federal crop insurance program to choose, they tend to use revenue coverage. In 2012, about 92 percent of the state’s insured corn acres and 91 percent of the soybean acres utilized revenue protection (RP). With the experience from the drought of 2012, dry subsoil moisture and uncertain summer weather forecasts, those percentages are not likely to go down in 2013. Here are some scenarios to inform your crop insurance decisions.