New Podcast Episode: Keep America Growing

NEW PODCAST EPISODE 🌱 Keep America Growing

When you think of agriculture and farming in America, what immediately comes to mind? For many, it’s the rolling corn and soybean fields in the Midwest. But America’s farmers grow many different types of fruits and vegetables throughout the country, requiring a diverse crop insurance program that meets the highly specialized risks of each region.

To help break down the ins and outs of crop insurance, National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) recently launched “Keep America Growing,” a new five-minute monthly podcast hosted by NCIS President Tom Zacharias.

In January, we provided an overview of the crop insurance industry and explained how crop insurance is the cornerstone of the farm safety net. This month, we’re discussing how crop insurance meets the regional needs of farmers – and why a flexible and adaptable crop insurance program is so important.

For example, did you know that crop insurance covers 136 crops and 604 varieties with 36 different plans of insurance? It also protects livestock. Crop insurance is a customizable tool that allows America’s farmers and ranchers to create a risk management plan tailored to their specific needs.

But don’t take our word for it – spend five minutes and hear from four farmers who share their personal stories about how crop insurance helps them overcome disaster and keep their farms afloat. You can listen to this episode and all previous Keep America Growing episodes below.


Be on the lookout for the next episode in March to hear information about the upcoming spring sales closing deadline and what farmers should be looking for in the upcoming 2024 growing season.