What's Cropping Up

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Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. The well-attended event, organized by Agri-Pulse, included a diverse cross-section of agriculture stakeholders. In his opening...

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Don’t think crop insurance affects you? Check out this coverage map. The green areas represent counties where crops are covered by crop insurance. About 90% of U.S. farmland is insured, providing $100 billion in protection to more than 125 different...

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Hearing from the Heartland

February 2017 |Topic: Congress

The Farm Bill debate is officially underway—and crop insurance took center stage at the first Senate Agriculture Committee field hearing, held last week at Kansas State University. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a Kansas State University graduate, explained: “We start...

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The cost-sharing structure and the unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the private sector are key to the success of crop insurance, according to National Crop Insurance Services President Tom Zacharias. Zacharias, who spoke today at...

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An industry-wide crop insurance convention ended today, where participants spent the last three days discussing the importance of partnering with the new Administration to help farmers manage their growing risks. The event, organized by National Crop Insurance Services and American...

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The Acting Administrator of the USDA’s Risk Management Agency recently said that crop insurance’s improper payment rate — a closely-watched standardized measure of waste and efficiency for all major federal spending programs —  fell again in 2016. The 2016 rate...

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