Crop insurance gives farmers a sense of security, knowing that should a disaster occur, they have a plan to protect their income and their stability for the upcoming year.
Westminster, MD (PRWEB) September 10, 2014
Crop insurance agents at area lender MidAtlantic Farm Credit want to remind producers that important fall sales closing dates are approaching for purchasing crop insurance. Wheat and barley sales close on September 30 and grape, apple, and peach sales close on November 20.
Raising food and crops can be a very risky business, as drought, damaging weather, and other unforeseen disasters throughout the year can destroy crops and put the farmers’ major source of income at risk. “Farming can be a high-risk business,” says Kathi Levan, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s crop insurance manager. “Crop insurance gives farmers a sense of security, knowing that should a disaster occur, they have a plan to protect their income and their stability for the upcoming year.”
To find out about all the crop insurance options that are available before finalizing their risk management strategies, farmers are encouraged to contact their crop insurance agent early. “We welcome all who are interested in coverage options to call and speak with one of our experienced crop insurance agents. With 25 years of experience, we can tailor a package to fit your exact needs to ensure your farm’s success,” says Levan. Crop insurance agents can be reached by calling 888.339.3334 or by visiting farmcreditcropinsurance.com.
About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 10,400 members and approximately $2.141 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.