USDA's new risk tool for cow-calf producers

Oct 02, 2023

The USDA is bringing something special to the table. Meet the Weaned Calf Risk Protection. Especially for those beef champs in states like Nebraska and South Dakota. 

For beef producers, spring is baby cow time. But nature can be tricky. Bad weather, pests—you name it, can ruin the game. Enter this groundbreaking policy, acting like an umbrella for those rainy days, ensuring that your cow-calf show goes on without a hitch. 

The brains behind this, Marcia Bunger from RMA, believe in fairness. Crop folks have a buffet of insurance choices. Why should ranchers lag? And this newbie? It’s custom-made, fitting the unique needs of every beef boss. 

But there’s more to it. This isn’t just about any loss. It’s a double shield, guarding against price dives and yield issues. Worried about droughts or sudden weight dips in baby cows? Consider those problems handled! 

For those marking their calendars, the magic starts from Jan 31, 2024. You’re in the driver's seat, picking your desired coverage level, anywhere from 50% to 85%. Plus, it’s joining the livestock insurance league, with pals like PRF and DRP. 

Ranchers, it’s celebration time! Navigating the beef world just got a tad easier with this ace up your sleeve. 

Source : wisconsinagconnection
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