Crop Insurance Continues to Earn the Trust of America’s Farmers and Ranchers

The beauty of the rural winter

As agriculture faces new challenges and a changing climate, crop insurance remains the number one risk management tool for America’s farmers and ranchers, according to the chair of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS). Last year, crop insurance protected a record 460 million acres of farmland and more than $137 billion in food, fiber, and fuel. […]

The Three “C’s”: Crop Insurance, Climate, and Conservation

Round Hay Bales in Rural Area Winter

Over the past several years, farmers have dealt with immense climate and weather-related challenges. America’s farmers have survived droughts, hurricanes, derechos, floods, fires and a global pandemic. Through it all, farmers have kept farming. One constant throughout these past several years has been the availability of Federal crop insurance. Recently, the Crop Insurance Coalition, a […]

Rural America to Congress: Protect Crop Insurance

Moulton Sister Barn Landscape

As policymakers consider budget decisions for Fiscal Year 2023, rural America is once again asking that they “do no harm” to crop insurance. Last week, a diverse coalition representing 55 farming, banking, and conservation organizations called on government officials to oppose cuts to crop insurance. The coalition delivered letters to the House and Senate budget […]

Responding to Drought: Crop Insurance’s Proven Track Record


As America’s farmers and ranchers face severe drought conditions, we’ve been reflecting on the historic drought that swept across American farmland in 2012. That disaster showed just how efficiently the Federal crop insurance program can deliver aid when everything is on the line for America’s farmers. Former USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse commended the crop insurance […]

Crop Insurance Protects YOUR State

tomatoes on the vine

The past year has instilled in many of us a deeper appreciation for America’s farmers and ranchers – and the daily challenges they face to keep America supplied with a bounty of food and fiber. From sea to shining sea, America’s crop insurance providers are proud to stand beside our farmers and ranchers and provide […]

Crop Insurance Basics: Risk Mitigation and Risk Management

strawberry field

Risk mitigation and risk management are two sides of the same coin when it comes to improving agricultural outcomes and promoting climate-smart decisions. On the front of the coin, we have risk mitigation. This side represents all the steps farmers and ranchers take to reduce the amount of risk they face. For example, farmers utilizing […]

Crop Insurance 101

soybean field

Crop insurance is a critical program for maintaining our nation’s supply of food, fuel and fiber. It helps farmers and ranchers navigate the risks of farming and plant again after a disaster while providing them the necessary stability to continue investing in long-term conservation practices. But with terms like “Actual Production History” or “Whole-Farm Revenue […]

USDA Chief Actuary Highlights Crop Insurance Strengths

wheat field

America’s farmers and ranchers face an incredible number of risks every year, ranging from catastrophic weather events to market disruptions. That’s why rural America relies on the risk management tools provided by the Federal crop insurance program. Dr. Thomas Worth, Chief Actuary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency, recently spoke at […]

Celebrating the Incredible Women of Crop Insurance

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Last week, as we celebrated Women in History Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted a special conversation to honor the women who work in the crop insurance industry. Kendall Jones, chair of the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) and president and CEO of ProAg, and crop insurance agents and industry leaders Iris Sáenz […]

Crop Insurance Basics: Incentives

canola field

When policymakers prioritize specific behaviors or actions, they usually turn to incentives to jumpstart the process. For example, the U.S. government has long promoted the benefits of homeownership to individual families and the economy as a whole. Hence, lawmakers introduced mortgage interest deductions on income tax filings to make homeownership more affordable and attractive. In […]