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SURE Calculator Instructions

Users who are multi-county producers and a have a crop that is insurable in one county and a NAP crop in the other: The same crop would have to be entered on two separate lines to designate NAP on one line and Insured on another.

Safeguards: Entries that conflict with the intent of the calculator will cause affected cells to be highlighted in “red.” An example of this condition would be if entries are made in both the “Insured” and “NAP” cells in the same row. When cells are highlighted in “gold”, the user has made an entry which requires completion of the

highlighted cells.

Use the “delete” key or back space key to remove unwanted entries. Entries that “black”

out

other cells in the row are intended to help the user from making incorrect or duplicative entries.

NOTE - it is

possible to make an entry in the blacked out cells, but a safeguard is built in to exclude the entry from the calculator equations.

Printing Instructions: Select the print option of choice from the Summary page.

ENTRIES FOR THE “SURE GUARANTEE” SCREEN:

Crop: Enter crop name.

Crop Type: Enter the crop type (if known, but not required). Some examples: “Yellow” for corn; “Spring” for barley, etc.

“Hard Red Spring” for wheat;

  • Intended Use: Click on the “drop down” box to select the intended use of the crop. NOTE - intended use of “foraging” in the drop down box also includes the broader uses of hay and silage, for example. If the intended use is not listed in the drop down box, leave blank.

  • Producer Share: Enter producer’s share of the crop. If a crop has more than one share – enter on a separate line. (For example: One farm is cash rented 100% and another farm is share rented. Each total of the applicable crop acreage would be entered on a separate line to calculate correctly.) Ensure that the share does not exceed 100%.

  • Insured Acres: Enter insured crop acreage for the crop, type and use.

  • NAP Acres: Enter NAP acreage for the crop, type and use. Honey should be entered as the number of colonies instead of acres and only in the “NAP Acres” cell.

  • Crop Insurance Coverage: Applicable to insured acres only. Enter the coverage level for the crop, type and use. The coverage level for insured crops can range from 50% (as in CAT) - 85% of yield. This information is available in the crop summary of coverage or from producer’s crop insurance agent.

  • Crop Insurance Price Level: Applicable to insured crop acres only. Enter the price election percentage selected by the producer for the crop, type and use. For example, the price level will be at 100% for most buy-up insurance (CAT is 55%). Again, this information is available from the crop summary of coverage or from producer’s crop insurance agent.

  • NAP Coverage and Price Levels: No entries.

  • Yield Data - APH: Enter the Actual Production History (APH) Yield for the crop (if not known, enter an estimate) for the “farm” (as defined at the beginning of these instructions). NOTE – irrigated and non- irrigated yields need to be blended into one entry, since Counter-Cyclical (CC) yields are already blended. Be sure to use the correct unit of measure. For example, use bushels for wheat for grain; use tons for alfalfa hay; use pounds for honey, etc.

  • Yield Data Counter Cyclical (CC): Enter the blended CC Yield for the crop for the “farm” (as defined above), if applicable. NOTE – irrigated and non-irrigated yields need to be blended into one entry, since each farm’s CC yields are already blended.

  • Price/Rate: For insured crops, enter 100% of the RMA price election for the crop, type and use. For NAP crops, enter 100% of the NAP price for the crop, type and use. Price should correlate with the unit of measure, i.e. bushels should correlate with price per bushel or as with honey, pounds should correlate with price per pound.

SURE Calculator Version 1 - August 2008

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