Brett King – Newman Grove, NE
“Up until 2012, I hadn’t carried crop insurance. I signed up that spring because a Water Street ag risk advisor showed me how I could protect my risk and capital with such a small investment. When you’re getting started farming, you have so much risk on the table. You need to protect yourself. I could tell they weren’t just trying to sell me insurance. They were helping me use insurance by integrating it into my operation so I could get the most out of it.”
Joe and Nathalie Schmidt – Ottawa, IL
“My ag risk advisor went over different scenarios with me, so I always knew where I was. We sat down numerous times – it wasn’t just once and you’re done, because I have to go see my next person. He always takes the time. It’s a good working relationship.”
Bruce and Susan Mills – Little York, IL
"Trust is most of why I am comfortable with Water Street Solutions. They helped me realize the benefit of taking 85% crop insurance coverage, which is something I have not done in the past. Between 85% coverage, the fall price going up and the money we've made buying back on paper, my gross is going to be much more than what I expected for the 2010 crop year. And my production was 40% lower than my average. On my own, I wouldn't have had high crop insurance coverage levels and I can guarantee that I wouldn't have bought the corn back on paper. It equates to having a couple hundred thousand dollars that I wouldn't have on my own."
Zane Davies – Bloomingdale, IN
"It was important for me and my extended family to be able to recover from a loss if something didn't go as planned. That is essentially the reason I protect my risk with crop insurance. It gives me the freedom to take some risk, knowing that I can't lose everything with one bad experience or one difficult year of weather."