Ag Groups Ready to Work Together to Defend Crop Insurance

Representatives of several Washington, D.C.-based agricultural groups voiced their strong support for crop insurance during the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Crop Insurers and the National Crop Insurance Services. The session was designed to give crop insurers perspective not only from Capitol Hill, but also from farmers across the country.  “We want […]

USDA Proposes Expansion of Crop Insurance to Cover Underserved, Specialty Crops

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently proposed to expand certain regulations to increase the availability of crop insurance to many farmers who currently can’t purchase coverage for their crops – including many fruit and vegetable growers – the agency announced recently. “These improvements will help expand and improve crop insurance to underserved crops,” […]

Farmers Grow Florida Jobs, Crop Insurance Protects Them

Pop quiz: Next to tourism, what Florida industry is the state’s largest employer? The answer isn’t healthcare, transportation, technology or even government.  Agriculture is Florida’s second biggest job supplier, according to the University of Florida. “Two million jobs can be traced to the state’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries — and not just […]