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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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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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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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Ag returns fire at insurance opponents
Congressional agriculture committee leaders recently returned fire at the Environmental Working Group for being too critical of prevented-planting crop insurance use, especially in the Prairie Pothole country that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - 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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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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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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Revenue insurance unreliable
The need to make a choice between Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage has the effect of forcing farmers to think what crop prices could look like in the next five years. That is the period during which farmers will be locked into either PLC or ARC by the one-time selection they will have to make this fall.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Livestock margin insurance could be more important than ever in 2015
Strong economics in the dairy and beef industries will put federally backed risk management tools on the radar for producers in 2015.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - 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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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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Alternatives to prevented planting insurance
Acreage that is too wet to plant on time for most insured crops is again prevalent in the region. An alternative some producers might want to consider is to not request a prevented-planting payment and instead seed a warm-season grass for hay later in June when the land dries enough to plant.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - 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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Management, disease assessment good cattle 'insurance'
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations. That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - 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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Opening statements begin in federal insurance fraud case
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Foster Farms battles insurers over definition of ‘recall’
Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of “product recall” as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Jury seated in Johnsons spud insurance case
FARGO, N.D. - The federal crop insurance fraud case against Aaron Scott Johnson, his brother Derek Johnson and their Johnson Potato Co. of Northwood, N.D., started Dec. 1 in Fargo, but the first day was entirely taken up by the jury selection process.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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