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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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Bangor Daily News December 13, 2016 “Diversify, diversify, diversify.” This is the mantra of most financial advisors—a popular approach to protect investors in the face of volatile market swings. The same strategy also has served agriculture—another unpredictable market-quite well. Here...

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The Desert Sun February 14, 2016 If you have a car, you have auto insurance to protect against property and bodily harm. If you own a house, regardless of its size, you have insurance to guard against costly damage. Chances...

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Many folks might not realize this, but the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill was a turning point in American history, from an agricultural perspective. Largely gone are the days of government support programs like direct payments. In their place,...

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As someone who has spent more than four decades managing a fourth-generation farm and the past 10 years building my family’s crop insurance agency, I believe I have valuable perspective worth sharing regarding how essential today’s Federal crop insurance policies...

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Pop quiz: Next to tourism, what Florida industry is the state’s largest employer? The answer isn’t healthcare, transportation, technology or even government.  Agriculture is Florida’s second biggest job supplier, according to the University of Florida. “Two million jobs can be...

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