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Analysis criticizes federal crop insurance
A new analysis from the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project is critical of the federally subsidized crop insurance program.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senators introduce bill to cut crop insurance
Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., on Feb. 12 introduced companion bills that would eliminate subsidies for the harvest price option in the crop insurance program. Under the harvest price option, which is known in farm circle
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance elephant in the pantry
Federally subsidized crop insurance is the elephant in the farm bill pantry and anyone who had any role in pushing the law through the zoo called Congress knows it.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Choosing the right crop insurance
Wheat, corn and soybean farmers soon should have access to information that will help them make an important one-time choice between two types of crop insurance, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Make crop insurance decisions by March 15
Well, what did I do last year? That is the most common response crop insurance agents get when they ask producers what they want to do for coverage for the upcoming year.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute - News

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ND to benefit from crop insurance pilot program
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota is among the states selected to participate in a new pilot program that offers more comprehensive crop insurance.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - - News

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Jury gets Johnson crop insurance case
The credibility of a convicted felon will be key in a jury’s decision on whether Aaron and Derek Johnson, two third-generation potato farmers who operated out of Northwood, N.D., are guilty of intentionally destroying some of their crops in order to get unfair gains in crop insurance and federal disaster payments.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance unit
Deere & Co., the world’s largest farm equipment maker, says it is exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and hired Citigroup as its adviser. The company says no formal decisions have been made and no agreements have been reached yet.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - - News

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Jury finds ND potato farmers guilty in crop insurance fraud case
A federal jury in Fargo found Northwood, N.D., potato farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of all felony counts of crop insurance fraud brought against them.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest and crop insurance guarantees
As I reflect on my past market tracking, we’ve lost 50 cents per bushel on new-crop corn and another 70 cents per bushel on soybean harvest delivery prices in the past month. The price decline is being fueled by the large portion of excellent crop ratings across the nation as a whole.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance program under scrutiny
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — At a time when farmers have become more reliant on crop revenue insurance than ever, it is coming under increasing challenges.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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New crop insurance to benefit poor farmers in developing countries
Governments from Mongolia to Nigeria are creating new forms of insurance to protect the developing world’s small farmers, who are suffering especially badly from extreme weather events made worse by global warming, a new study says.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers weigh crop insurance options
Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their next big task.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Slow planting prompts insurance deadline extension requests
With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider delaying the final crop insurance planting deadline for corn this year and other crops in future years.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers ask for leniency in insurance fraud sentencing
FARGO, N.D. -- Two North Dakota farming brothers convicted of crop insurance fraud are asking a federal judge for leniency based on character and family responsibilities, while federal lawyers are asking for the maximum sentences.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Taxpayers pay for Northwood farming defense
FARGO, N.D. — Whether Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., wishes to appeal his conviction of crop insurance fraud or not, he’ll have a new lead lawyer, courtesy of the taxpayers.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Insurance group offers diversion help
FARGO, N.D. — A Billings, Mont., crop insurance consulting company has come up with a list of ways the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority might mitigate agricultural losses.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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