What's Cropping Up

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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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With farm income at the lowest levels in nearly a decade and more severe weather likely on the horizon, crop insurance must remain affordable to producers of all sizes across the country, said Mike Day, chairman of the National Crop...

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Crop insurance saved nearly 21,000 jobs in four states during one of the worst droughts in two decades, according to a report from Farm Credit Services of America. The 20-page paper breaks down the history of the crop insurance program...

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Welcome to “What’s Cropping Up.” If you’re reading us for the first time, chances are good that you’re either a new Congressional staffer or a reporter that’s joining the ag policy beat. As such, we wanted to start with some...

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Crop insurance is arguably the first farm policy in history that is largely financed by the farmers who benefit from it. Unlike policies of the past, which were 100 percent backed by taxpayers, modern-day farm policy requires growers to take...

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