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Stay informed and up-to-date with the latest news and events from FCS Financial. As Missouri’s rural finance experts, we provide insights to Missouri’s agricultural industry and rural living tips.

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Crop Insurance Update Meetings

February 9, 2018 | Categories: FCS Financial News

Our crop insurance staff are hosting meetings to update producers on changes for 2018. Find a meeting near you.

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Private Products for Risk Management

February 9, 2018 | Categories: HeartBeat Magazine

Over the last few years declining prices have made it difficult to insure rising costs. With this decline, some producers are turning to private products to give added protection. Private products are offered by each insurance company and are not subsidized or regulated by the federal government. Each company has slightly different products, but the products can add additional coverage to a multi-peril policy in areas such as price/revenue, replant and crop hail.

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Unavoidable Loss and Third Party Damage

February 7, 2018 | Categories: HeartBeat Magazine

In 2017, there was an increase in damage due to these types of losses. In response, producers will now be allowed to exclude yields from their APH database due to uninsurable, unavoidable fire and third party damage.

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Review Your Coverage to Maximize Guarantee

February 5, 2018 | Categories: HeartBeat Magazine
corn and soybean field

As we prepare to turn the calendar over I am reminded that the challenges that we faced in 2017 are likely to stick around for 2018. Another year of tight margins appears to be on the horizon and unless something changes in our grain markets, crop insurance guarantees may look very similar to 2017. That leads me to ask a question, are you maximizing the available guarantee of your crop insurance policy?

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Habits of Successful Young Farmers

February 2, 2018 | Categories: HeartBeat Magazine

By Dr. David Kohl Recently, during a seminar for young farmers and ranchers, a tough question was posed by one of the engaged participants. He asked, “How can a young and beginning farmer be competitive with a larger, pro-growth farmer with plenty of equity?” Well, this is not a new issue for American agriculture and […]

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