News Releases - Agribusiness
Written by Heather Lilienthal   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:25

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA –Jan. 20, 2012 – As farmers’ costs of production increase, risk management tools, including crop insurance and marketing decisions, are vital to the success of their operations. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) Margin Management webinar series highlights these topics and tools at its next webinar offered Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 1-2 p.m. at

The free, live webinar features Ed Kordick, IFBF commodity services manager, and William Edwards, Iowa State University professor of economics.

“In these volatile times, risk management is more important than ever. Farmers need to understand their options as they look forward to marketing and protecting that next crop,” said Kordick. “The webinar will address the changes for 2012 in crop insurance, which is a main component in crop risk management.   We will also discuss how crop insurance can be used to enable farmers to be more confident in marketing the crop before harvest.”

Participants can pre-register and access the free webinar at For more information, contact Kordick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 515-225-5433. The seminar will be recorded and available on the IFBF website,, starting the following day, for Farm Bureau members to view the information on their farm/home computer.


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