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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 crop insurance for spring planted crops in most…

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…

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…

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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…

Crop insurance jitters By: 11/16/2012 @ 2:41pm

After drought, crop insurance indemnity payments could be one-sixth of a record $122 billion in 2012 U.S. net farm income. But this success makes it a political target – just one concern farmers have about…

RMA shakes up crop insurance By: 10/30/2012 @ 10:37am

A recent announcement by the Risk Management Agency could have some major implications to the crop insurance industry.RMA released Manager’s Bulletin (MGR-12-014) that will likely change the way crop…

Harvest prices & indemnity payments By: 10/17/2012 @ 7:58am

The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) will release the final fall harvest prices for revenue protection crop insurance policies on November 1. As of October 15, those harvest prices are near $7.50 per bushel…

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