Create a Plan in Case of Aflatoxin

by Water Street Solutions August 28, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)The drought is leading to cases of aflatoxin this fall.....another business challenge for farmers.  It's best to have a plan.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks through best practices on www.farmfutures.com.  Read the post HERE.

Working Through Financial Reality Can Ease Emotion

by Heather Lauf August 24, 2012

ILAgrinews_2012_August_Working-through-financial-reality-can-ease-emotionWhen cornfields turn to silage, emotions run high - so we start running the numbers. Taking a look at your financial picture with crop insurance payments factored in can reduce your stress. Your banker is probably just as worried as you, so proactively bring him or her into the discussion. This month in Money Matters in Illinois AgriNews, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, explains some financial measures to help you and your banker get on the same page. ILAgrinews_2012_August_Working through financial reality can ease emotion

Is Your Crop Insurance Agent Completely Informed?

by Water Street Solutions August 21, 2012

mGustafson64This year, when we really need to depend on crop insurance - this will be the year when the best agents differentiate themselves by the farmers they're able to protect with good business recommendations.  Today Mike Gustafson, Chief Operating Officer of Water Street Solutions, talks with Dewey Nelson of KRVN about determining the expertise of your agent.  The Importance of Working with a Fulltime Informed Crop Insurance Agent Gustafson AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Is Your Crop Insurance Agent Completely Informed?

Preparing for a Crop Insurance Audit

by Water Street Solutions August 20, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)If you think your crop insurance payout this year will exceed $200,000 per crop per county, it would pay to do some prep work and plan on an audit.  That's the discussion in this week's Finance First post by Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions.  You can find it on www.farmfutures.com, or get directly to it by clicking HERE.

2012 Wheat Harvest Price Announcement

by Water Street Solutions August 15, 2012

The Harvest Price for 2012 Winter Wheat is $8.67 for MPCI and GRIP in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio.  It's $8.70 in Nebraska and South Dakota.  Policies may be purchased until September 30th.

Cultivate a New Mindset

by Water Street Solutions August 15, 2012

CSDblackwo-tagWEBThis month our Senior Director of Development, Dean Heffta, starts a column in Corn and Soybean Digest.  Read his first installment HERE.

Legacy Advisor Brigitte Franzen named Illinois Outstanding Woman in Agribusiness

by Heather Lauf August 14, 2012

At Agriculture Day of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Water Street Solutions Legacy Advisor Brigitte Franzen was presented with the Outstanding Woman in Agribusiness award. On stage presenting Brigitte with the award are: Brittani Schisler, Miss Illinois County Fair Queen; a representative from the Illinois Agri Women; and Bob Flider, Illinois Acting Director of Agriculture. Congratulations, Brigitte!

The Importance of Having an Informed, Fulltime Crop Insurance Agent

by Water Street Solutions August 13, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)This is going to be the year that separates the best from the rest in the crop insurance business.  Sure, it's a government program and the prices are all the same - but the service and the advice differs dramatically.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions tackles this topic in this week's post on www.farmfutures.com.  Read it here.

Fostering Work Ethic

by Water Street Solutions August 7, 2012

dHeffta64This topic is a tough one almost universally in the workplace, so naturally, the difference in work ethic shows up on the farm as well.  Today, Dean Heffta, Senior Director of Development at Water Street Solutions, talks with Dewey Nelson from KRVN about how to go about inspiring a good work ethic on your farm.  Fostering Work Ethic Heffta AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Fostering Work Ethic

Talk with Your Banker about Where You Stand

by Water Street Solutions August 6, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)This season of drought makes you uneasy, and you can bet your banker is feeling that way as well.  This week in his Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about the importance of having that meeting, and how to make it work.  Read the article HERE.

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