Nebraska forage producers who have lost forage production because of drought may want to consider pasture, rangeland and forage insurance for next year, say University of Nebraska (UNL) Extension educators. The application deadline for 2014 coverage is Nov. 15. Extension educator Monte Vandeveer notes producers can insure their land for grazing or haying. For land that is insured for haying, production must come from perennial forages such as grass or alfalfa. Annual forages are not eligible under the program.

The UNL Extension publication, Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance: A Risk Management Tool for Hay and Livestock Producers, offers information on the basic features of insurance coverage and summarizes issues to consider when deciding whether to use it as a risk-management tool.

Also available is Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance in Nebraska, a webinar produced by UNL Extension educator Aaron Berger. The webinar runs for approximately 24 minutes.

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