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Published March 14, 2011, 04:35 AM

Crop insurance costs expected to double, but agreement renegotiations may yield savings

WASHINGTON — The government’s cost of insuring increasingly valuable crops could double this year to about $9 billion, but the amount of savings from the Obama administration’s renegotiation of the agreement with crop insurance companies also may be more than twice than what was expected, key industry leaders said March 8.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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