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    USDA Adds Flexibilities for Crop Insurance to Support America’s Farmers and Ranchers

    These flexibilities include: enabling producers to send notifications and reports electronically, extending the date for production reports and providing additional time and deferring interest on premium and other payments.

    March 27, 2020
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    Iowa Leaders, Farmers Tour Levee Repairs to Reassure Crop Insurance Officials

    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig met with USDA officials from different agencies and local farmers Friday at the Silver Spur Bar […]

    March 10, 2020
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    2020 Crop Insurance Decisions

    During the next few weeks, many farm operators will be finalizing their crop insurance decisions for the 2020 crop year. March 16 […]

    February 13, 2020
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    Proposed OMB Budget Undermines Farm Safety Net

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released a proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget that includes steep cuts to the Department […]

    February 11, 2020
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    Hemp Rules Stand for 2020

    USDA on Thursday detailed some insurance options for hemp farmers, but also stressed that hemp farmers will have to abide by the […]

    February 7, 2020
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    USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A […]

    February 6, 2020
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    Evaluate ARC, PLC Options

    Experts Urge Farmers to Weigh Economics of ARC vs. PLC on Farm-by-Farm Basis In 2014, the choice between the Agricultural Risk Coverage […]

    January 27, 2020
  8. Crop Insurance
    USDA Reminds Producers About Premium Payment

    USDA Reminds Producers Who Received ‘Top-up Payments’ about Premium Payment Deadlines and Requirement to Purchase Crop Insurance for the Next Two Crop Years

    January 24, 2020
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    USDA Announces Pilot Insurance Coverage for Hemp Growers

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in […]

    December 26, 2019
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    USDA to Extend Flexibility on Crop Insurance Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 […]

    November 15, 2019