Planting the Seed - January 2019
This time of year, agents may still be reporting 2018 production, while also focusing on 2019 crop insurance plans. Precision Solutions can help with both processes: agents can still use Automated Crop Reporting (ACR) to report 2018 production, and now is a great time for agents to set up Precision Solutions conversations with FMH Sales Managers and Precision Technology Specialists (PTS).
Still Time to Report 2018 Production via ACR
For agents interested in processing precision data using ACR, entering 2018 production reports may be just the right time to start. Agents can report production via ACR whether or not they reported acreage via ACR. These two reporting processes are separate from each other.
- Agents have time to learn and ask questions because there is no fast deadline, unlike with acreage reporting.
- Using ACR for production reporting creates a 'best practices' process. Agents can generate map books with unit and legal information, which significantly reduce adjusting time in the event of a loss (before the RMA loss reporting deadline), as well as any APH reviews.
A Plan for the 2019 Crop Year
Agents are meeting with farmers to prepare their 2019 crop insurance plans, which makes now a great time to have conversations about Precision Solutions. To assist agents, FMH Sales Managers may speak about Precision Solutions at farmer meetings, and Precision Technology Specialists can meet with agents and insureds to help them prepare for planting. Find more resources on our Precision Solutions agent resource webpage to learn how to begin offering this benefit to your insureds.
New Climate Corporation Partnership
In November, FMH and The Climate Corporation announced a new partnership focused on simplifying crop insurance reporting for our shared farmer customers. Read more here.