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 […]

What Happens When There is a Loss?

Person in flooded field

You’re a farmer and your worst nightmare has just come true. After investing time, energy, and money into growing a crop, a tornado has destroyed your harvest. Or a drought sapped all the moisture from your fields. Or flooding meant you never had the opportunity to plant in the first place. There are a million […]

A Personalized Plan

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There are more than two million farms in the United States, and each one is different. America’s farmers and ranchers raise a wide variety of grains, fruits, vegetables, fiber, and livestock to feed and clothe America. Each of these farms has a different risk profile, requiring a unique risk management plan. Some are multi-generational farms […]

Keep America Growing

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America’s farmers grow fresh fruits and vegetables for our dinner tables. They grow the ingredients used in millions of food products. They raise livestock and produce dairy. And farmers grow the cotton, flax, and hemp that clothe us. Farmers touch our lives in many ways, every single day. National Ag Day recognizes and gives thanks […]

President’s Budget Reaffirms Crop Insurance is Critical to Farm Safety Net

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President Joe Biden released a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget last week that fully funds the Federal crop insurance program in recognition of the indispensable role that crop insurance plays in the farm safety net. The release of the FY 2024 Budget follows a letter sent to OMB and the Secretary of Agriculture by […]

Congressional Ag Leaders Praise Crop Insurance

Soybean plants

Congressional agriculture committee leaders praised the Federal crop insurance program in recorded remarks played yesterday at the crop insurance industry’s 75th annual convention. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR, and House Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-15) and Ranking Member David Scott (D-GA-13) will be the chief architects […]

Crop Insurance Protects 490 Million Acres, Creating Opportunities for Agriculture

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Crop insurance protected more than 490 million acres and $173 billion in liabilities in 2022, providing farmers with a valuable risk management tool, supporting a secure food supply, and contributing to the health and stability of the American economy. “We’re proud to offer protection to the vast diversity of American agriculture,” said Kendall Jones, chair […]

Crop Insurance Earns Senate Praise

U.S. Capitol Building

Crop insurance has earned the trust of America’s farmers, and on Thursday, it earned the praise of the Senate Agriculture Committee. A bipartisan group of senators commended the program during a Farm Bill hearing, citing its importance in the face of rising challenges on America’s farms. The Honorable Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Farm Production […]

Michigan Crop Insurance Adjusters, Agents Play Key Role in Food Supply

Blueberries on a bush

Larry Westerhoven knows apples. As a crop insurance adjuster in Michigan, it’s his job to say what a crop is worth after hail or frost. “If a guy has problems with his crop, I go out and appraise it,” he said. “I put a value on that crop. Most of these guys around here raise […]