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  1. Top Ag News
    Perdue Weighs USDA Disaster Program Extension

    The summer drought in much of the nation’s center, recent derecho storm that flattened crops in the western and central Corn Belt […]

    September 1, 2020
  2. Crop Insurance
    Updated Emergency Procedures for Crops Damaged by the Derecho Storm System

    MANAGERS BULLETIN: MGR–20-024 DATE: August 21, 2020 SUBJECT: Emergency Procedures for Crops Damaged by the Derecho Storm System Background On August 10, […]

    August 26, 2020
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    USDA Works with Stakeholders to Improve Prevented Planting Coverage

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will make several improvements to Federal crop insurance prevented […]

    August 20, 2020
  4. Crop Insurance
    USDA Improves Prevented Planting Coverage with Stakeholder Feedback

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will make several improvements to Federal crop insurance prevented […]

    August 19, 2020
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    Crop Insurance Reminders for Farmers Affected by Recent Weather Events

    The recent storm system on August 10 resulted in significant damage to crops across the Midwest, including in Iowa and Wisconsin. USDA’s […]

    August 14, 2020
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    Crop Insurance to the Rescue

    The 2020 crop year is one of extremes and dependence on the federal government. For COVID-19 and the ensuing collapse in grain […]

    August 12, 2020
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    ‘Extremely Active’ Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

    Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, […]

    August 7, 2020
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    Crop Insurance Performance in 2019

    Late and prevented planting were prevalent across the Midwest in 2019.  Prevented planting payments made up about one-third of total crop insurance […]

    July 29, 2020
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    During this Hurricane Season, USDA Offers New and Improved Insurance Options

    The 2020 hurricane season has begun, and many experts have predicted above-normal activity this year. USDA is ready to help you during […]

    July 24, 2020
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    USDA Announces Improvements to the Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Program for Cattle and Swine

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance program for cattle and swine beginning in […]

    July 21, 2020