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FAST (Farm Analysis Solution Tools) are a suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets designed to assist those in agriculture make better decisions via user-friendly computer programs. FAST aids users in performing financial analysis, assessing investment decisions, and evaluating the impacts of various management decisions.

Requirements for FAST Tools Usage

- Windows based PC

- Microsoft Office 2003 or newer (some tools may still function with older versions of Office). A full version of Office is required; the Starter versions will not work properly.

FAST tools will not work correctly with the Mac version of Microsoft Office. The only way to run the tools on a Mac is if it also has the Windows operating system installed and a version of Microsoft Office for Windows

2016 Crop Insurance Decision Tool: Spring Planting Corn and Soybeans

This tool contains four components.  The first computes farmer-paid premiums for different user entered parameters.  A "What-if" tool calculates insurance payments for user supplied prices and yields.  A history of insurance payments and premiums can be found in the "Historical Analysis" section.  The tool also allows comparison of farm yields to county yields.

To Download Spreadsheet: Check the box next to the spreadsheet, then click "Download."



Size Date User Guide Demo

2016 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring

41566k 3/2/2016 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2016.


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