The current crop insurance landscape

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA projects record corn and soybean yields for 2016, but our regional crop yields look good but variable across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.“Though not widespread, we’ve seen pockets of drought and flooding that reduced yields and grain quality,” said Jason Alexander, Vice President-Crop Insurance, Farm Credit Mid-America. “Some hard-hit farms are posting corn yields at just 75 to 100 bushels per acre or less and they won’t be the only ones submitting crop loss insurance claims this year.”For some farmers, low grain prices will be the biggest challenge that triggers a claim. So, what are some questions farmers should be asking themselves right now about crop insurance?There are plenty of crop insurance questions to answer. For example, what if your yield is at or somewhat above your guarantee but the corn price is low? What is your coverage level? Is your policy on enterprise units or optional units? Did you choose 80 percent or 85 percent coverage?These details and others can make a big difference in determining if you should be getting an insurance payment and, if so, how much.“Nationwide, corn crop prices are looking like they will be well below the spring guarantee corn price of $3.86,” Alexander said. “If corn is in the $3.00 to $3.35 range and that will likely trigger many revenue-based crop insurance claims.”In these market conditions, it’s a good idea to stay in contact with your insurance specialist to evaluate potential claims and their impact on your farm’s bottom line.AUDIO: Farm Credit’s Jason Alexander visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the current crop insurance landscape.Farm Credit Mid America Full Interview Jason Alexander 11.07.16For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America, visit e-FarmCredit.com/insightslast_img read more

Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’ aims to take down Floyd Mayweather

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa speaks to the media after a training session at his boxing gym in Matsuda, Chiba prefecture on December 18, 2018. – Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month.“I want to kick his ass,” the 20-year-old baby-faced southpaw told reporters after a training session in the city of Matsudo near Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ He added that he suspected Mayweather was “not taking the bout seriously”.Nasukawa is considered something of a prodigy in Japanese fighting circles and began learning karate at the age of five.Like Mayweather, he is unbeaten, boasting a 28-0 record as a professional kickboxer with 21 wins by knockout. He has four wins from four matches in mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img The New Year’s Eve bout, first announced in early November, was abruptly scrapped by the unbeaten 41-year-old American after a “misunderstanding” over the fight’s terms, according to mixed martial arts promoter RIZIN.But it was back on as an exhibition match after RIZIN chief Nobuyuki Sakakibara flew to Los Angeles for talks with Mayweather and agreed to an orthodox boxing match without kicking, which will be a disadvantage for Nasukawa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I want to make surprising moves,” said the Japanese fighter, who has just returned from an intensive two-week boxing training in Las Vegas. “I want to fully use the kickboxing skills I have.”Nasukawa now weighs 61 kilograms and is is four inches (10 centimeters) shorter than Mayweather, who has won world titles in five different weight classes. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Model-turned-fighter Rome Trinidad finds inspiration in Catriona Gray’s Miss U win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more