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The Acting Administrator of the USDA’s Risk Management Agency recently said that crop insurance’s improper payment rate — a closely-watched standardized measure of waste and efficiency for all major federal spending programs —  fell again in 2016. The 2016 rate...

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USDA’s under secretary for Farm and Foreign Ag Services, Michael Scuse, openly admits he didn’t always buy crop insurance on his Delaware farm back in the 1980s and 90s.   But today, he wouldn’t consider farming without it. “Back in the...

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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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The hopes of the largest and most profitable harvest in U.S. history are being placed into question by a series of historic weather events that are inflicting major damage to America’s agricultural heartland. A cold spring followed by heavy, constant...

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