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The cost-sharing structure and the unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the private sector are key to the success of crop insurance, according to National Crop Insurance Services President Tom Zacharias. Zacharias, who spoke today at...

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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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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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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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Whenever a customer writes a premium check for an auto or home insurance product, part of that payment is allocated to servicing the policy. That is, insurance companies include an expense load in the premium for each policy beyond anticipated...

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