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Union Colony Insurance Blog: agriculture

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 Today is #NationalFarmersDay a day when we thank farmers for the so often thankless job they perform. At Union Colony Insurance, we insure many farms, dairies, farm equipment, livestock, crops, and love our farming community. READ MORE >>

FFA The organization, which has been commonly known as the Future Farmers of America, is now simply known as just FFA to better represent the diverse industry of agriculture. That diversity is also represented in the Greeley West FFA student chapter led by Ag teachers Kelly Longacre and Samantha Maxwell. READ MORE >>

Attention farmers! We realize that you get busy feeding America and we wanted to provide you a reminder about replants and reporting needs with your farm insurance policy. If you replant a crop, your crop insurance agent will report the plant date you first planted that particular crop on the acreage report. READ MORE >>

If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention. We’re surprised how few farm insurance agencies are talking about this! As we mentioned last week in our GMO post, we work with a LOT of farmers. Moreover, if you are part of a farm family, you know the economics of farming revolves greatly around the largest seller of tractors and other farm equipment: Deere. READ MORE >>

PART 2 OF A 2 PART ARTICLE: If you missed last week’s post, click here and read how some argue that GMOs provide a more sustainable industry and benefit our society. When it comes to genetic engineering, once created there is no going back. READ MORE >>

PART 1 OF A 2 PART ARTICLE: This goes beyond a bunch of hot button political commotion to the thing that helps us survive: food. GMO propaganda on both sides is getting out of hand, as organizations both for and against Genetically Modified foods forget the farmer at the root of the conversation. READ MORE >>

Current and accurate values on your equipment are a must in making sure your insurance policy has you sufficiently covered.  Although tractors and combines are a very large part of a farms equipment coverage, many of these pieces are reaching the six digit figure. READ MORE >>

Check out these great little MotorSavers that you can install on your pivot panels.  These little jewels protect your pivots motors and pumps from those lightning strikes, brown outs and other voltage irregularities.  Not only does it save your equipment and downtime, we just saved a custom some insurance costs for having these devices installed. READ MORE >>

No matter if you are for or against Fracking, it never hurts to have a good understanding of it.  This website has a lot of information on it about hydraulic fracturing know as "Fracking".Union Colony Insurance will keep you in the know.   READ MORE >>

Here is a great little workshop to help you manage your forage quality and quantity.  Saturday, May 17- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  This also applies to dryland situation.  Maximzing Irrigated Pastures Productivity FLYER.pdf Event begins at the Berthoud Community Center (248 Welch Ave, Berthoud) followed by a field tour at Herston Farms READ MORE >>

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