Crop Insurance is the Cornerstone of the Farm Safety Net

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Crop insurance serves America’s farmers and ranchers through effective risk management tools that strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and their rural communities. This ensures Americans have access to a safe and secure food supply. Because it protects all American farming operations—no matter the size—it’s an incredibly diverse and robust program. Don’t believe us? […]

Not a Farmer? Crop Insurance Matters to You, Too!

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Crop insurance is the cornerstone of the farm safety net, protecting more than 490 million acres across all 50 states, as well as 136 crops and 604 varieties with 36 different plans of insurance. It has earned the trust of America’s farmers by providing personalized risk management plans that quickly deliver aid in the case […]

Crop Insurance Essential for California Farmers

Ken Samarin California Farmer

For three years, California’s farmers and ranchers faced extreme drought. Then, this winter, as crop insurance agent Dan Van Vuren tells it, “It started raining in January and it didn’t stop until March.” It’s been a devastating year for many California growers, but crop insurance has provided a valuable safety net for our farmers, our […]

Farmers: Crop Insurance Provides Protection, Not Profit

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America’s farmers don’t profit from crop insurance. They’d rather grow and harvest a crop than file a crop insurance claim. We recently shared an explainer demonstrating how crop insurance is an investment into the protection of family farms – not a get-rich-quick scheme. A brand-new series of interviews with farmers in the field confirms that […]

Misleading Claims About Crop Insurance Hurt Family Farmers

Female farmer holding box of vegetables standing in a field

Farmers don’t profit from crop insurance. They’d rather grow a crop than file a claim. Crop insurance keeps America’s farmers growing after disaster. It’s the cornerstone of the farm safety net, and an integral risk management tool for family farmers. But activist critics are not afraid to use misleading claims to dismantle the farm safety […]

Farmer Support for Crop Insurance Key Theme at Farm Bill Listening Session

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Between scoops of corn ice cream and live music, farmers and policymakers gathered yesterday at Minnesota Farmfest to discuss the issues that matter most to rural America. The Listening Session held by the House Agriculture Committee presented an opportunity for farmers, lenders, and other agricultural stakeholders to outline their priorities in the upcoming Farm Bill. […]

Crop Insurance by the Numbers

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Crop insurance is the cornerstone of the farm safety net. Its unique public-private partnership is trusted by America’s family farmers and supported by voters. By delivering aid quickly when disaster strikes, crop insurance keeps family farmers growing, drives the rural economy, and supports our national food security. National Crop Insurance Services has put together 50 […]

Farmers Testify: Crop Insurance Works

Blueberries on a bush

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once famously said, “farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” That’s why farmers, crop insurers, and other agriculture stakeholders from across the country recently brought the corn fields to Congress. Farm leaders representing a diverse range of crops traveled […]

Farmers, Crop Insurance Earn Voter Support

Rene and Robert Eure

Farmers put food on our tables, clothes on our backs, and keep our economy moving forward. It’s no wonder then that nearly 80% of Americans have a favorable view of farmers. Moreover, 91% of voters agree Federal spending on support for farms and farmers is very or somewhat important. In other words, more than nine […]

Supporting Our Communities

Deadwood South Dakota

Crop insurance is about more than just crops. Crop insurance supports our farmers, farmers feed America, and agriculture supports the economic health of our communities. Family farmers are the backbone of rural America – 98% of farms are family operations. Crop insurance helps keep these families growing after disaster, ensuring that they can keep supplying […]