February 7, 2024
Bloomington, IL - As the deadline to purchase federal crop insurance moves closer, COUNTRY Financial is providing enhanced coverages for Illinois farmers in addition to federal crop insurance. New features have been added to COUNTRY’s crop insurance coverages for 2024, including:
Illinois farmers are encouraged to meet with a COUNTRY Financial Crop Specialist or a Farm Certified Representative to discuss coverage needs for 2024, changes to the federal crop insurance program as well as additional coverages they may need.
“Now is a great time to connect with your COUNTRY Financial Insurance Agent to discuss your farm and crop insurance needs. Discuss any changes you have made to your farming operation, including the purchase or sale of new equipment, updating your farm personal property inventory, plans for growing your farm, and your crop insurance coverages,” says Douglas Yoder, Crop Agency Manager at COUNTRY Financial.
“There is no denying Illinois farmers and landowners are more interested in Wind, Green Snap, and Extra Harvest Expense coverages given some of the significant storm and wind events we’ve experienced in recent years,” said Yoder. “The enhancements COUNTRY Financial is offering this year are a direct reflection of listening to our customers, being responsive, and offering tools they are seeking and need.”
In addition, Yoder recommends farm owners research the 2024 Farm Bill Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) decision, which also has a March 15 deadline, at your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Yoder says, “both ARC and PLC have significant changes in the triggers and guarantees they offer for the 2024 crop year.” More information can be found from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
COUNTRY Financial has more than 160 crop specialists and 250 COUNTRY Farm Certified Insurance Agents in Illinois who have undergone extensive training on the proper protections and legacy planning for farmers.
For more information on crop insurance coverages, visit www.countryfinancial.com/crop.
About COUNTRY Financial®
The COUNTRY Financial® group (countryfinancial.com) serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States. It offers a wide range of financial products and services from auto, home, business and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities. Crop policies are issued by COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, Bloomington, IL, an equal opportunity employer.