There has been no shortage of news, updates and optimism for the future of the crop insurance industry from this week’s 2022 National Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention. Below are just a few highlights from days two and three.
Vilsack Affirms the Commitment of the USDA to Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Crop Insurance
Presenting at the convention, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack re-affirmed the USDA’s commitment to providing affordable and flexible crop insurance options to help U.S. farmers, ranchers and producers properly manage risk. Vilsack cited the numerous historic weather events during his time with the USDA and crop insurance has helped those affected overcome the storms of agriculture.
“At USDA, we are laser-focused on making sure that every farmer, rancher, and producer of food, fuel and fiber can access the needed crop insurance tools to manage their operating risk,” Vilsack commented.
Kendall Jones Moderates Interview with Tracy Walder, A Former CIA Officer, FBI Agent and Author
ProAg CEO and NCIS Chair Kendall Jones had the privilege of moderating an interview with the guest speaker for this year’s annual convention, Tracy Walder, a former CIA officer, FBI agent, TED talk speaker and author. Tracy shared lessons from her five years of experience as a covert operative in the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and how she used grit and determination to persevere through gender and developmental discrimination. The winner of many awards from her service from both the CIA and foreign intelligence offices, Walder then became a Special Agent with the FBI before publishing her book “The Unexpected Spy.”
Leaders Awarded for their Service to the Crop Insurance Industry
The 2022 National Crop Insurance Industry Awards were also presented during Wednesday’s closing session. Congratulations to the following individuals for their achievements and dedication to the crop insurance industry!
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