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
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BISMARCK (AP) — The National Crop Insurance Services group says a record $8.6 billion in crop insurance indemnity payments were made to U.S. farmers in 2008, and a lot of that money went to farmers in the Dakotas.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s top agriculture official is asking the federal government to consider adding another wrinkle to a new insurance program that pays ranchers based on rainfall or the greenness of their pastures.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
, June 21, 2009
Farmers and agriculture experts offered suggestions to improve the federal crop insurance program Wednesday at a House subcommittee hearing.
Although they said the program has weaknesses, witnesses at the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management hearing agreed that federal crop insurance is the most important risk-management tool for farmers.
By Caitlyn Zachry, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
, April 23, 2009
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