Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he expects most if not all crop insurance companies to sign an agreement that will reduce the industry’s profits. “This is a fair deal and it’s reflected in the fact that we’re seeing a number of companies being prepared to accept the terms and conditions,” Vilsack said on a conference call with reporters. Sixteen senators, including leaders of the Senate agriculture committee, appealed to Vilsack last week for last-minute changes to the agreement, which companies must sign if they want to continue selling the federally subsidized insurance.