Get Updates on Farm & Crop Protections for 2022

Posted: December 20, 2021

There is always uncertainty around what spring, summer and fall may bring. COUNTRY Financial® and Illinois Farm Bureau remain ready to assist farmers through every season.

The organizations are again teaming up for ten regional meetings across Illinois to share updates on improved opportunities for farmers to protect their farms and crops in 2022.

“Every farm operation is different, and our goal is always to help our farm clients and Farm Bureau members reach their goals together with options and information from a trusted partner,” said Doug Yoder, COUNTRY Financial Crop Agency Manager.

“These meetings offer us the opportunity to connect with clients and members prior to the busy planting season, to make sure they have the most up-to-date information about federal crop and hail insurance options, learn about new coverage options from COUNTRY and gain a better understanding of changes in markets and government that they may need to consider, so they can make informed decisions for their operation.”

The ten meetings co-hosted by COUNTRY Financial and Illinois Farm Bureau will take place throughout January and February. Eight meetings will be held in-person across the state, and there will be two virtual presentations.

One of the in-person meetings will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building beginning at 8 a.m. The meeting includes breakfast and will conclude by 10:30 a.m.

The meeting features:
• Crop Insurance Update, including changes to federal crop insurance and new private products offered by COUNTRY, by Doug Yoder, Crop Agency Manager for COUNTRY Financial
• Crop Claims Update by a COUNTRY Financial Crop Claims Representative
• Market Outlook by Tim Tresslar, Grain Origination Manager for Growmark
• Legislative Update by Illinois Farm Bureau staff member
• Q & A with presenters.

Farmers may register for the Jan. 18 meeting at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 815-756-6361. Deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 14.

Virtual sessions will be held Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. and Feb. 9 at noon. Farm Bureau members can login at to register online for the virtual sessions and for more information on meetings at other locations.

Doug Yoder, COUNTRY Financial Crop Agency Manager, will offer a crop insurance update for members on Jan. 18, 2022.