Marketing Discipline During the Growing Season

by Water Street Solutions June 30, 2009

Darren coloradjust (Custom) The growing season brings both volatility and opportunity to the grain markets.  CEO Darren Frye tells KRVN's Ken Rahjes that history shows us some patterns with the markets.  Marketing Discipline - Frye AUDIO

Pork Industry Challenges

by Water Street Solutions June 23, 2009

Darren coloradjust (Custom) Pork producers who didn't already have their production hedged before the current downturn in the market may want to hang on.  CEO Darren Frye talks with KRVN's Ken Rahjes about some of the options that producers have and what the industry will see moving forward.  Pork Industry Challenge - Frye AUDIO

Measuring Hail in Inches

by Kim Lang June 11, 2009

Crazy spring weather – in Minatare, Nebraska on June 10th it rained 3-6 inches and then hailed….in some places as much at 12 inches of hail.  Here are some photos.

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Challenges in the Feedlot Sector

by Water Street Solutions June 8, 2009

Operating in the feedlot sector of the cattle business right now is bringing some mental strain.  Some pens have been left empty to stop the red ink from flowing.  Losses have been large on unhedged cattle.  And the question looms "If I get out for a while, when do I get back in?"  CEO Darren Frye talks with KRVN's Ken Rahjes about some of the thought processes that go into making the right decisions in trying times like these.  Challenges in Feedlot Sector - Frye AUDIO

Thinking About Hail

by Kim Lang June 7, 2009

I woke up this morning to the sound of hail on the roof.  First the stones were few and far between, and then they came fast with the pouring rain.  Does it make your heart race when you hear that sound?  Consider Crop Hail Insurance.  It not only covers your crops against hail damage, but also provides coverage against fire, lightning, vandalism, malicious mischief, grain damage in transit or in storage and fire department charges.  You can add endorsements for wind storms, green snap and extra harvest expense. 

Wet Spring?

by Kim Lang June 7, 2009

For those producers who are dealing with a very wet spring -- if you have Prevented Planting on your crop insurance coverage, there are a few things you should know before you make any decision to switch to soybeans.  Contact your Water Street Solutions Crop Insurance Specialist first.  Also, remember to contact your Crop Insurance Specialist BEFORE you do any replanting. 

Biotechnology Endorsement News

by Kim Lang June 3, 2009

The Biotechnology Endorsement has been expanded this year to include additional states (included now are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and hybrids as well as some irrigated ground (in Nebraska and Kansas).  Eligible policies are Actual Production History (APH), Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC) and Revenue Assurance (RA) plans of insurance that provide coverage for corn for grain.  At least 75% of the total insured corn acreage planted in a unit must be planted to a qualifying hybrid.  To look up your hybrid to see if it qualifies, Click Here.  Call your Crop Insurance Specialist with questions.

Cattle Industry Challenges, But Optimism Is There

by Kim Lang June 1, 2009

The challenges in the beef industry now are so closely tied to the general economy, according to CEO Darren Frye.  He talked with KRVN's Ken Rahjes about what producers can learn from the current situation -- and where to find hope in the industry.

June 1 2009 Cattle Challenges - Frye.mp3 (3.33 mb)

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