Indiana Farmer Finds Confidence, Education with Water Street Solutions

by Water Street Solutions September 27, 2012

Wally Jeannie 1Wally and Jeannie Linneweber of Vincennes, Indiana work with Water Street Solutions. They visited the Peoria office and talked about what they have experienced:

"Working with an ag finance specialist and market advisor has made us more confident and gives us another set of eyes with different opinions. We've been introduced to a world of knowledge and the most passionate group of people all in one place that we've ever seen. Water Street is very sincere about helping a single group of people - farmers."

Building a Solid Estate Plan for the Future

by Water Street Solutions September 25, 2012

kBeyl64Chances are, you've been putting it off.  Or maybe you have a will, but you haven't looked at it in 10 years.  Many farm families let this worry hang over their heads.  Kory Beyl, Legacy Advisor with Water Street Solutions, talks with Dewey Nelson of KRVN about the importance of getting started.  Building a Solid Estate Plan for the Future - Beyl AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Building a Solid Estate Plan for the Future

Still Seeing Visitors on Your Farm?

by Heather Lauf September 24, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)During tough times, do your advisors continue to meet with you on your farm? Communication and connection during those times are very important. Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about the difference a caring advisor can make in this week's Finance First post on Read the post HERE.

Are You Protected From Fires in this Dry Harvest Season?

by Water Street Solutions September 17, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)There's a new dimension to farm safety this fall with the weather being as dry as it is.  The added danger is fire.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions talks about that this week in his Finance First post on  Learn what you can do to protect your operation from the liability of fire.  Read the article HERE.

Arlan Suderman Joins Water Street Solutions

by Water Street Solutions September 17, 2012

Arlan SudermanArlan Suderman is joining Water Street Solutions as senior market analyst, to lead the company's market research efforts and further strengthen the expertise, depth and redundancy of the market advisory team.

Suderman grew up on a farm in South Central Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University.  He developed educational programming focused on crop production, marketing and risk management while on staff with the Kansas Extension Service from 1985 to 1997.  In '97 he started a private consulting service to help farmers with marketing and risk management.  In 2000, he joined Farm Progress Companies as a market analyst on its editorial team. There he wrote about markets and weather for the company's 18 state and regional publications.  He wrote for the company's web sites and apps as well as appearing on social media platforms like Twitter, where he has grown his following beyond 7,700.

Over the years, Arlan has become a well-respected analyst and popular public speaker.  His agronomic knowledge, combined with his passion for the markets gives him valuable insight into the realities of production information.  Suderman's passion for helping farmers and his match with Water Street Solutions' core values makes him an excellent addition to our team.

Nebraska Farmer Works with a Water Street Solutions Legacy Advisor

by Heather Lauf September 13, 2012

Chris and Margie Hayes of Osceola, Nebraska discuss how they feel working with a Water Street legacy advisor will help create a smooth farm transition for their operation:

"Our legacy advisor was out on our farm about three or four times to talk with us before we ever signed up. He asked questions about our family, drew diagrams, and put everything together. He got a feel for how we think. We feel happy about starting a legacy plan and feel Water Street will put it all together better - rather than fragmented, like it would be if we were doing it on our own. It will be a better experience and everybody's still going to be in peace and harmony when it's all done."

The Rules for a Crop Insurance Claim on Aflatoxin

by Water Street Solutions September 12, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)There are some very specific actions to take if you think you have aflatoxin in your corn crop and you want to collect insurance on it.  In this week's Finance First column on, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about the right steps to take.  Read the post HERE.

Managing the AND in Your Farming Operation

by Water Street Solutions September 11, 2012

dHeffta64Are you finding that you just have too much work to do?  Do you feel like too many projects and ideas are falling on your plate and you're starting to get overwhelmed with that?  It's a common place to be.  Today Dean Heffta, Senior Director of Development with Water Street Solutions talks with Dewey Nelson from KRVN about making your to-do list match your priority list.  Managing the AND Heffta AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Managing the AND in Your Farming Operation

Combine and Field Fires on the Rise during 2012 Harvest

by Heather Lauf September 6, 2012

BurntCombineDry fields and dry cornstalks have made combine and field fires an explosive risk this harvest season. We've already heard of several devastating fires occurring due to the combination of high combine heat, buildup on the machine, and extremely dry conditions.

With these risk factors, you'll want to make sure you know where your insurance coverage is coming from. Multi-peril crop insurance does not cover fires started by anything except entirely natural causes - such as lightning. You can obtain specific coverage for fires started by a combine or truck through: a hail insurance policy, a separate policy only covering fires, or a farm insurance policy. Contact your ag risk advisor or crop insurance agent to make sure you understand your fire coverage.

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