RCIS® helps manage the growing risk from green snap

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, AND ANOKA, MN – Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS®) today announced that growers in eight Midwestern states can reduce their crop insurance premiums when they use Headline® fungicide or Headline AMP fungicide from BASF on their corn acres. RCIS, a leader in the crop insurance business, will offer growers in select states a 50 percent discount on their 2011 premiums for the Green Snap Plus endorsement on their corn acres protected under an RCIS Crop Hail policy.

“Today’s high-yield corn management practices can increase the crop’s vulnerability to green snap damage,” said Mike Day, RCIS CEO. “The Green Snap Plus endorsement helps growers manage this emerging risk.”

Headline and Headline AMP offer proven performance and leadership in providing disease control and Plant Health benefits such as more efficient harvest,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, U.S. Crop Operations, BASF. “These fungicides can help growers protect their investment and get the most out of every acre.”

“We are excited to have this agreement in place with RCIS, a leading insurance company, and believe it demonstrates our joint commitment to help growers reduce their risk,” Rea continued. 

In 2011, RCIS will offer the discount to policy holders in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. For full information about this program, contact an RCIS insurance agent or visit www.rcis.com.

For information on Headline and Headline AMP, visit http://agproducts.basf.us.