The National Association of Wheat Growers, along with many state wheat grower organizations, sent a letter from more than 638 organizations to the Senate urging them to oppose the introduction of harmful crop insurance amendments as the Farm Bill moves to the floor. “In the letter, NAWG states its opposition to harmful amendments that would […]
The House Committee’s H.R. 2 draft Farm Bill is due to face a full-floor vote Friday, two days after more than 100 amendments were voted on.
Planting cover crop in Iowa this fall? You may be eligible for a $5 per acre premium reduction on crop insurance in 2018. The Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture has a new program aimed at increasing acres of cover crops in the state. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) worked with the […]
Why aren’t farmers using Whole Farm Revenue Protection? That was a question the Center for Rural Affairs investigated in their latest report “New option for farm risk management: Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) usage in Nebraska. Authored by Anna Johnson and Glen Ready, with support from Cora Fox, the report takes a look at WFRP, […]
In what was the Senate Agriculture Committee’s largest Farm Bill hearing in the 115th Congress, the Committee heard Tuesday from agriculture producers, general farm organizations, crop insurance professionals, as well as agriculture lenders on what is working and what needs to be changed in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. “This year, I’ve met with agriculture […]
A new study released today by the National Corn Growers Association shows private crop insurance company returns have decreased significantly since the 2010 renegotiation of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA). “The federal crop insurance program is the cornerstone of farm bill risk management programs, and it is more important than ever given the state of […]
Thanks to crop insurance, one bad season doesn’t (necessarily) mean our farm is going to go under.