STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Crop insurance deadline nears
A few years ago, I phoned area crop insurance agents just prior to the annual March 15 deadline forpurchasing or modifying crop insurance for spring-planted crops. I was curious about the trends and p... Posted on 3/4/13 at 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON — The American Association of Crop Insurers and the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau are urging the Senate to reject all the amendments that would change the crop insurance section of the farm bill, but reform coalitions are urging the senators to consider passing them. The groups, which represent crop insurance agents and companies, issued the statement recently.
WASHINGTON — The American Association of Crop Insurers and the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau are urging the Senate to reject all the amendments that would change the crop insurance section of the farm bill but reform coalitions are urging the senators to consider passing them.
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 90-8 today on a motion to proceed on the farm bill, and the White House issued a strong statement of support in favor of the bill, although the administration wants further cuts to crop insurance and commodity program spending.
WASHINGTON — As the Senate makes plans to take up the farm bill, the Environmental Working Group last week released a study of crop insurance that shows some farms get big premium subsidies including those in North Dakota and Minnesota and urged Congress to consider releasing the names of crop insurance beneficiaries and putting limits on the subsidies.
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., thinks that all crops need a farm program that provides better protection from multiyear price drops than the Senate Agriculture Committee-passed farm bill, a position with which House Agriculture ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., agrees.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill on April 26 that is remarkable for receiving a strong committee vote and for the unhappiness and isolation of committee members representing the South, who do not think the bill treated cotton, rice and peanut farmers fairly and did not vote to send the bill to the full Senate.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, recently released a farm bill proposal and announced that the committee will begin consideration of the bill on Wednesday.
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp is strongly criticizing opponent Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., for his support of a U.S. House budget plan by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that she says would cut $180 billion out of farm program spending over a 10-year period.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Cooperation with southern Republican senators representing peanut, cotton and rice growers will be a key to whether a Revenue Loss Assistance Program can be passed in the Senate, said officials gathered for a roundtable on the 2012 farm bill.
WASHINGTON — In December, when the first new Massey Ferguson tractor built in America in many years rolled off the AGCO assembly line in Jackson, Minn., it was a sure sign that the farm economy is helping to lead the economic recovery in Minnesota and across the country.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on March 30 defended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to close some Farm Service Agency county offices if they were within 20 miles of each other “as the crow flies,” and also the agency’s cuts to certain research programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on March 29 introduced a farm bill commodity title proposal that they maintain would treat Northern Plains farmers more fairly than the “shallow loss” and higher target prices that have already been introduced, and also include disaster programs for livestock and tree producers.
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