For decades, crop insurance has been a key component to the tremendous success of our country’s agricultural economy – and the same was true this year. Farmers all across America relied on crop insurance to navigate risks like unplanned weather events and keep their farms growing.
With 2024 around the corner and the holiday season upon us, now is the perfect time to look back on all the amazing support crop insurance provided farmers – and also thank our farmers for giving us another year with a stable, reliable, and safe food supply!
Below, you will find an accumulation of quotes from farmers, crop insurance agents, national leaders, and members of Congress, all of whom have shared their positive experiences with – and support for – crop insurance this year.
“If it wasn’t for Federal crop insurance, I wouldn’t be the sixth generation to farm my family’s farm in Sumner County, and there’s probably no chance that the seventh generation that’s at home right now would be able to take over.” Craig Meeker, National Sorghum Producers
“A vital purpose of the Farm Bill is to provide a safety net to producers to ensure that they’re able to protect their farms and livelihood. Tools like crop insurance are vital in that mission.” Sen. Ben Lujan (D-NM)
“Crop insurance is vital if you’re going to make a long-term capital investment like a pistachio.” Ken Samarin, California Farmer
“Farming is one of the riskiest businesses out there. Our farmers need risk management tools they can count on to protect their crops and way of life. Crop insurance is the number one risk management tool for producers.” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee
“The Farm Bill needs to have a robust, forward-looking crop insurance program.” Elizabeth Hinkel, Pennsylvania Corn Growers Association
“It works, it’s proven…96% of the corn farmers in Minnesota use it. That’s how valuable it is.” Tom Haag, National Corn Growers Association
“Crop insurance is important because it allows you to pay enough bills to keep farming although it doesn’t replace your profit.” Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15-R), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture
“Crop insurance is so important. It’s designed to help the farmer if they have a complete disaster.” Andrea Knoll, Kansas Crop Insurance Agent
“Crop insurance is the premier risk management tool for the American farmer, and it works.” James Korin, NAU Country Insurance President
Cheers to another year of providing farmers with the strong and dependable safety net they deserve!