Crop Insurance “ensures us a year to get by.”
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"I've had crop insurance for as long as I can remember."
Farmer, Three Rocks, California
“We’re in a drought right now and nobody’s praying for it.”
"We're in a drought right now and nobody's praying for it."
Farmer, Colusa, California
Farmer Never Wants to Collect From Crop Insurance
A farmer is always the eternal optimist, where you want to make enough money to get to the next year, and crop insurance provides that extra level protection to get you there.
California Rice Farmer
Many Pluses to Crop Insurance
I don't know of any farmer that can afford losing a crop.
California Grape Farmer
Crop Insurance by the Numbers
Over the last decade, overall taxpayer spending on farm policy as a whole has steadily declined.
A Shift in U.S. Farm Policy
"Agriculture is a risky business."
U.S. Farm Policy focus is now on crop insurance.
“My life purpose is to farm.”
One year of disaster and I figured out how important crop insurance is.
Farmer, Ashkum, Illinois
Crop insurance provides peace of mind
Crop insurance, just for my own peace of mind, is important to me.
Crop Insurance Protects Cash Outlays
“Crop insurance is the primary way that we can tell our bankers that we can make the payments.”
Farmer Hoopeston, IL
Crop insurance protects love of the farm
“They are feeding and clothing our nation and they need crop insurance to be able to move on to the next year if they have a multi-peril or hail disaster.”
Crop Insurance Adjuster
Adequate coverage is important to farmers and bankers
“We are blessed with good ground, the ability to grow a good crop, and, if they can grow that crop, they are going to get paid far more than they would ever get paid by a crop insurance claim.”
Crop Insurance Agent
Crop insurance helps pay the bills
“Losing a crop is very disappointing, especially when you are at the very end, you are close to harvest, you put all of this time and money into it, and then you lose it. That is when it is nice to have crop insurance.”
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