What's Cropping Up

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The White House today released details of its FY2018 proposed budget, which included steep cuts to crop insurance and other farm policies. The American Association of Crop Insurers, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Crop Insurance Professionals Association, Independent Insurance Agents...

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Participants at the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry’s second Farm Bill field hearing stressed that with tough times hitting farm country in the form of catastrophic weather events and falling prices, farmers need a strong farm safety...

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By: David Schemm Published in The Wichita Eagle May 11, 2017 The foot of snow that fell recently left wheat stalks bent and broken across western Kansas. The damage is heartbreaking. Estimates show as many as 1.7 million acres could...

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By: Jim Obermiller Published in the Omaha World-Herald May 1, 2017 Here in central Nebraska, raising corn is a way of life. I got started when I was 21 with 160 acres I bought from my grandmother. Today, my wife,...

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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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