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One of our core values at Prairieland Insurance and Investment Services is education. Our goal is to make sure you understand Insurance and retirement planning. Sometimes these are complex concepts, that are jargon heavy, and not easy to understand. Our weekly blog will address these concepts, but in a simple and an easy to understand way. Our weekly blog will cover the areas of crop insurance, farm and ranch insurance, estate planning, and retirement planning. Make sure you check back each week and thank you for reading!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Who doesn’t like pulled pork, smoked chops, and BBQ ribs? There’s some debate if you should use BBQ sauce or a good dry rub, but the fact is we love good barbecue. Recently I was looking at lean Hog prices, as usually the...

Monday, February 15, 2021

When I got into the insurance business one of the first farms, I quoted for an insurance policy was a dairy farm. I remember the farmer telling me she was one bad year from having to sell the farm. I asked how that was possible with...

Monday, February 8, 2021

Your dairy or livestock operation is your livelihood, maybe it was dad’s farm and belonged to grandpa before that. Providing for your family and feeding others is important, a Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) policy can help you do...

Monday, February 1, 2021

Agriculture is diverse, each farm or ranch is different. One farm may have all their acreage in corn, across the road is a cattle operation. Another farmer will grow wheat and soybeans, while the farm down the road produces wheat and...

Monday, January 25, 2021

Beekeeping is both rewarding and challenging, often you find things are outside your control as a beekeeper. Weather, plant growth, long winters, summers that are too short. Your livelihood and colony health is dependent on all these...

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Who doesn’t love honey? Honey in your morning tea, or better yet on a hot, fresh biscuit right out the oven. These are small things we look forward to, what if you couldn’t produce enough honey to sell? How many homes...

Monday, January 11, 2021

Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is part of the MPCI program that helps protect dairy farms against the loss of revenue from milk prices or yield. DRP policies are available in all 50 states. The price guarantee is established by milk...

Monday, January 4, 2021

When I drive down the road and see a dairy farm, it brings a smile to my face. There’s something about dairy farms that I find fascinating. I always want to stop so I can meet the farmer and the animals. Out of respect for their...

Monday, December 28, 2020

Crop insurance is a great risk management tool for your farm or ranch. It’s been described as an investment, but that’s not an accurate. You're not buying it in hopes to grow your initial premium. You buy it to protect...

Monday, December 21, 2020

Why do you farm? The farm has been in the family for 150 years, it's a family legacy. You want to provide food security and resources for your community and the world. You enjoy working the land and the sense of accomplishment that...