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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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Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says his top Farm Bill priority in the 115th Congress is to preserve a vigorous crop insurance program, noting there is no safety net more valuable to farmers and taxpayers. “It not only saves the...

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With discussions around the next Farm Bill right around the corner, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) are passionately touting crop insurance as an essential risk management tool. The two Senators recently addressed the issue in an interview...

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Key members from the United States Senate and House explained the popularity and importance of crop insurance to a gathering of global insurance leaders from more than 30 countries during the International Association of Agricultural Production Insurers (AIAG) conference in...

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The new leaders of the agriculture committees in Congress addressed crop insurers during the annual meeting in Bonita Springs, Fla., of the American Association of Crop Insurers and the National Crop Insurance Services and pledged to protect and strengthen this...

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“Over the last 15 years, crop insurance is where we have been trying to help move farmers in terms of taking advantage of risk management tools for their crops,” House Majority Leader John Boehner told Agri-Pulse during a taped interview....

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