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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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Details of a new risk management option– known as Whole Farm Revenue Protection – designed to offer flexible coverage options for specialty crop, organic and diversified crop producers were recently released by USDA. “Crop insurance has been the linchpin of...

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Over the last several years as the future face of U.S. farm policy has been debated, crop insurance has emerged as the best and most cost-effective risk management tool for farmers, ranchers and taxpayers. The debate over crop insurance, however,...

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Drought Crop Insurance

A drought specialist with the national weather service recently compared the drought and heat wave here in the Midwest with the catastrophic dry period of 1988 that at the time cost agriculture $78 billion. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber recently...

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