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Crop-insurance cuts would hit farmers

May 2010

A little-known debate is going on in Washington, D.C., regarding crop insurance. Farmers across Iowa rely on their crop insurance policies to weather unexpected storms. Without such coverage, many of them would be hard pressed to secure the loans needed run their operations. Unfortunately, crop insurance is facing $7 billion in cuts that would take money and jobs directly out of thousands of Iowa communities; that could undermine insurance delivery to the men and women who grow America’s food, fiber, and fuel; and that in Washington would deal a blow to the agricultural budget as we head into the 2012 farm bill. These cuts would hit Iowans hard.

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