What's Cropping Up

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Tax season is finally over, and naturally many of us are thinking about how our checks to Uncle Sam will be spent in the upcoming year. Here’s a hint: Not very much will be going to the farm. In fact,...

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One of the hallmarks of crop insurance is that indemnities only cover verified losses – not too much, not too little – which makes crop insurance a helping-hand for farmers instead of a profit center. And key to the verification...

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By combining the regulatory authority and financial support of the federal government with the efficiency of the private sector, crop insurance has succeeded in surpassing the goals set forth by Congress for broad participation, diversity and inclusion. Today, crop insurance...

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It is a busy season for agriculture, not just in the fields but also on the policy front. In just the past week, for example, a major Farm Bill Summit brought stakeholders together in D.C., while across town lawmakers posed...

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5 Keys to Crop Insurances Success Skin in the Game. Farmers design their own protection and pay for it through deductibles and premiums. In other words, farmers usually get a bill, not a check. Private-Sector Success. Private insurers and agents...

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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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