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Pasture, Range, Forage Insurance Participation Deadline Nearing

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The deadline for participating in the federal Pasture Rangeland Forage (PRF) Insurance program for the 2013 year is approaching.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture wants to remind producers that November 15th is the last date to sign up to participate in the program – a risk management product of the federal United States Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency.

This year's severe drought highlights why participating in the program may be a smart decision for many producers.

"With uncertainty about drought conditions next season, we want producers to be aware of the various risk management tools that are available," said Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach. "While PRF Insurance may not be a good fit for all operations, it is important that farmers and ranchers educate themselves about it, so they can make informed decisions."

"PRF Insurance is a relatively new program that wasn't available during our last widespread drought," he said.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has published information on the program. It can be found at

Producers can also visit the USDA RMA, to this Rangeland, Forage page at The page has a decision support tool link to help producers make a decision regarding PRF Insurance.

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