Crop Insurance System is Working, But Problems Remain

first_imgHome News Feed Crop Insurance System is Working, But Problems Remain SHARE Cash may also be tight when it comes to purchasing inputs for next year’s crop. Murphy promised claims would be paid quickly, “Once the claim has been processed, we will have payments out in 30 days.” He said, in fact, some claims are already being paid. Not only will there be a lot of crop insurance claims, they will be big claims; and, for many, that will mean an audit. Murphy urged growers to start collecting paperwork now, “Start collecting your records now, don’t wait until the peak of harvest to go to the elevator and ask for records.”  He added, since many Indiana growers had a claim last year, those records may be enough. He indicated that once more than 5% of the claims in the state have been audited, RMA may relax the rules on auditing claims over $200,000.  He explained that because this is a federal program which uses tax payer dollars, these audits are necessary. But farmers in the audience complained that, with insurance premiums coming due in September and no crop to sell, some farmers will be short of cash. Murphy said RMA has made changes to address this situation, “We have moved the deadline back to the end of October to allow for 60 days before the interest penalty kicks in.”  With a rate of 18%, most growers will want to avoid the interest penalty and get premiums paid before the deadline. By Gary Truitt – Aug 14, 2012 SHARE William MurphyFederal Crop Insurance officials are traveling the country to make sure the claim process is going well in areas hard hit by the drought. Bill Murphy, administrator of the Risk Management Agency, met this week with Indiana farmers and crop insurance agents to provide assurance that the crop insurance system will be able to handle the massive number of claims caused by the drought.  On the Starkey Farm in Hendricks County on Tuesday, he said there would be enough money to pay all the claims and enough people to process them, “The companies have enough experienced field people to process the claims, so I feel the process will move along smoothly.” He said an early and prolonged harvest will also help spread the load over a longer period of time.center_img Facebook Twitter Crop Insurance System is Working, But Problems Remain Murphy, who has more than 3 decades in the crop insurance industry, said this is by far the worst drought he has seen and will represent the biggest test for the crop insurance program to date.  He indicated that those farmers who participated in the Enterprise Unit program this year will find it will work very well for widespread drought claims. He told HAT he anticipates that the program, currently a pilot program, will become permanent in the next Farm Bill. Murphy also indicated that his agency was making changes to the crop insurance program that may keep rates unchanged next year, or even lower them in some cases.[audio:|titles=Crop Insurance System is Working, But Problems Remain]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmers Day at Indiana State FairNext articleDuring Tour Japan Pork Group Puts Faces to Indiana Suppliers Gary Truittlast_img read more

Big Top Circus Returns to the 2019 Indiana State Fair

first_img Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 18, 2019 The Bileas – Absolutely beyond belief! Amazing costume quick-change artistry. You’ll see it…we guarantee you won’t believe it!For more information about Big Top Circus and the Indiana State Fair, visit or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Adam & Anton – An extraordinary exhibition of balance, strength, and incredible physical endurance. This award-winning act is known throughout the world for its unique, unbelievable and unforgettable presentation. SHARE Big Top Circus Returns to the 2019 Indiana State Fair Previous articleIndiana Soybean Crop Won’t Like This Heatwave on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleReport: Large Loans Drive Further Increases in Farm Lending Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, circus lovers from around the world! The Indiana State Fair announces the return of Big Top Circus presented by BEE Window. In addition to savory fair food, Free Stage concerts and Midway rides, 2019 fairgoers can expect an impressive circus lineup featuring acrobats, clowns, and trapeze artists performing daring acts. What’s more, the Big Top Circus presented by BEE Window is FREE with paid Indiana State Fair admission.The Big Top Circus will perform three shows daily, with seating limited to the first 1,600 people per show. Performances will begin at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Those wanting to secure reserved seating with no wait can purchase a Fast-Pass ticket for only $5 at the circus tent.This family-friendly experience will be presented in a single-ring and will not include any exotic animals. With Indiana’s rich history of circus entertainment, the Big Top Circus continues to add an exciting element to the 2019 Indiana State Fair with its quick-change artists, muscle men, and beautiful Arabian horses.Featured acts include:The Big Top Circus is excited to welcome back world-renowned performer BELLO NOCK! Often known simply as “Bello”, he is referred to as the “World’s Greatest Comic Daredevil” and has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for his nail-biting high wire walk over a cruise ship. Nock brings his unique blend of endearing comedy back to the 2019 Fair with jaw-dropping daredevil stunts that makes him one of the most exciting live performers in the world today!Multi-talented singer, composer and congenial host, DINNY MCGUIRE, will serve as the “Master of the Ring”. Celebrating eight national tours with The Greatest Show on Earth and several tours with the renowned New York’s Big Apple Circus, he brings his unique talent and mastery to this year’s Indiana State Fair!Additionally featuring:Ambra Zerbini-Bauer – Combining beautiful aerial excellence with theatrical horsemanship, this one-of-a-kind presentation is truly a work of art. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Big Top Circus Returns to the 2019 Indiana State Fairlast_img read more