Crop Insurance Dates and Deadlines
For producers wanting to make elections and enroll in the ARC or PLC program, the sign-up period is open through March 15, 2024. It is encouraged to work with the local USDA county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to complete this process.
Land Auction Results - January 2024
The appraisal team at Peoples Company was able to track 40 tracts or 3,868.91 acres sold at public auction in Iowa during January 2024. The average dollar per acre was $12,060, the average dollar per tillable acre was $14,071, and the average dollar per CSR2 was $183.
The Benefits of Community Solar
Community solar is a transformative and inclusive approach to harnessing the power of solar energy for the benefit of local communities. This innovative concept allows individuals who may not have the means or ability to install solar panels on their own properties to access clean and renewable energy.
Florida Farm Manager Earns Highest Professional Status
Thiago Lima, AFM, Peoples Company, Jacksonville, FL, has been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).
Enhanced Coverage Option and Supplemental Coverage Option
With the Sales Closing Deadline approaching, I have been asked several questions regarding the different crop insurance plans and how they work. More specifically, the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) and Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) endorsement. Both endorsements provide coverage for a portion of the deductible of an insured underlying crop insurance policy.
Aligning Landowner and Tenant Goals
I have worked with a variety of non-profit organizations, education institutions, and federal partners over the past 10 years in the farmland conservation space. Our vocabulary has changed over time, but the intent has remained constant: we work to leave the land better than how we found it.
FREE WEBINAR: Big Questions in Land Management | February 2024
Please join Peoples Company for our “Big Questions in Land Management” webinar series on Wednesday, February 28, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM Central Time. Founder and CEO, John Roach with Roach Ag will discuss “Use Fundamentals Plus an Algorithm for Crop Marketing.” Other topics include “Land Management Services” with George Baird, Owner of Landmark Ag, “Using Drones for Application” with Danny Assman, Partner of Terraplex, and “Renewable (Wind, Solar, Batteries) Discussion” with Brad Haight, Owner of Farm First Energy. Please mark your calendars for this free webinar to hear from these industry experts.
Iowa Land Values Update - 2023 Quarter 4
Peoples Company tracks agricultural auctions across the state of Iowa. From this data, we calculate the average dollar per CSR2 point ($/CSR2) for sales of tracts with greater than 85% tillable land. Additionally, these tracts are largely unimproved or include minimal improvement contribution.
Land Auction Results - December 2023
The appraisal team at Peoples Company was able to track 94 tracts or 9,929.61 acres sold at public auction in Iowa during December 2023. The average dollar per acre was $12,104, the average dollar per tillable acre was $14,085, and the average dollar per CSR2 was $180.
Good Farming Practices (GFP) and Crop Insurance
What are good farming practices and why are they important? The Federal crop insurance program covers losses that are unavoidable and due to naturally occurring events. The program does not cover losses due to negligence, or any failure to follow good farming practices.
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