The feasibility of crop insurance agency acquisitions

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Bill
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-18T19:09:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-18T19:09:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14043
dc.description.abstract Crop insurance, in recent years, has displaced U.S. federal farm program payments as the most important safety net for net farm income. The business climate that crop insurance purchasers and providers face in the future is one of increasing premiums for producers and decreasing commissions for crop insurance companies and agents. The primary objective of this thesis is to assess the desirability of crop insurance agency acquisitions to increase market share for Farm Credit Services of America, considering the significant uncertainties in the future subsidy levels and commission levels for these products. Financial analysis and modeling crop insurance agency acquisitions is completed under a wide range of future economic and political scenarios. The wide range of assumptions, however, does contribute to a wide range of potential purchase prices and rates of return on crop insurance agency acquisitions. The crop insurance industry faces uncertainty in the future and general industry profitability will likely decline. However, an expansion strategy in a period of reduced commissions can be profitable if acquisitions are priced appropriately and can be made in locations where existing support services can be leveraged to support the acquisition. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Crop insurance en_US
dc.subject Acquisitions en_US
dc.subject Net present value en_US
dc.subject Farm credit en_US
dc.subject Feasibility analysis en_US
dc.subject Agricultural policy en_US
dc.title The feasibility of crop insurance agency acquisitions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Allen M. Featherstone en_US
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, General (0473) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Agricultural (0503) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Finance (0508) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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