Extension Ag Update
March/April 2007
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Internet Links

Farmdoc: Crop Insurance - 2007

www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/cropins/
This section has been revised. Estimates of 2007 farmer-paid premiums can be obtained from the “Premium Calculator.” In addition, estimates of historical payments from crop insurance products are available using the new “Historical Payment Calculator.” Tools now have both web-based and spreadsheet versions.

The 2007 iFarm Crop Insurance Payment Simulators for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, and the Primary Corn Production Counties in Minnesota

http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/cropins/index.asp
Users select the county and crop that they wish to evaluate and the iFarm Crop Insurance Payment Simulator returns estimates of premiums, frequency of payments, average payments, net costs, and risk reductions associated with alternative crop insurance products and election levels in an easily understood format. This tool will be updated throughout the coming weeks as prices and other RMA data become final.

Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistance Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties 2006/2007 Edition

http://www.alfalfa.org/falldormancy.html
The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance has complied this useful reference on selecting alfalfa varieties.