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Published April 28, 2010, 12:00 AM

Crop insurance

Dale Shelley takes a break from planting corn on his 2,700-acre farm near Princeton, Minn. Shelley, who grows corn, soy, alfalfa and oats on his 2,700-acre family farm, buys crop insurance every year, which has helped him through droughts and hail damage. The federal government wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing spending on crop insurance after years of big profits by insurers, but the industry claims the reductions could hurt rural areas. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella)
Read the article: USDA to cut subsidies as insurers post big profits