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Vilsack, Crop Insurance Get a Close Look By: 03/11/2015 @ 12:15pm

Crop insurance is the centerpiece of the farm safety net, a victory for farm groups who made a strong insurance program their top priority for the 2014 farm law. Now, a…

Big Yields + Low Prices = Insurance Payout? By: 11/19/2014 @ 12:13pm

Early October futures for new-crop corn and soybeans suggested that even with record yields, prices may be low enough…

Crop Insurance: Good News, Bad News By: 03/12/2014 @ 4:14pm

Crop insurance: Good news, bad news.It's that time of year again – the March 15 deadline is looming for buying…

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What Happens if You Pay Crop Insurance Late? By: 08/04/2014 @ 4:16pm

Former Successful Farming editor Loren Kruse once said, “The check for crop insurance is the hardest one to write.” It’s understandable because when you write and mail that check, it is often abundantly…

How parametric crop insurance works By: 02/03/2014 @ 10:32am

When The Climate Corporation first debuted in 2006, it brought a new twist to the crop insurance business. The products from the San Francisco firm differ from those of federal crop insurance in that they are…

Pressure on crop insurance By: 02/14/2013 @ 2:08pm

At $9 billion a year or more, federal subsidies for crop insurance are now the biggest single USDA program for farmers, making them a fat target for budget cutters. In Washington, there's talk of shaving…

Crop insurance industry launches new 'activism website' By: 12/04/2012 @ 3:37pm

The crop insurance industry continues to press its case to the public and policymakers with new information products.In October, the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), a group that…

Crop insurance tax traps By: 11/16/2012 @ 2:46pm

Federal tax laws allow farmers using cash accounting to defer income into another year fairly easily by delaying grain sales.This year, a big chunk of your income may be indemnity payments from crop insurers…

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