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Farmers, agents, lawmakers discuss crop insurance


Farmers, agents, and lawmakers say protecting and improving crop insurance in the next farm bill is a top priority.

National Corn Growers Association vice president Tom Haag told a House Ag Subcommittee it’s important to push forward to protect the safety net for corn and other crops. “Making sure that the other politicians that don’t appreciate crop insurance, that we can convince them how important it is for the farmers because with our inputs right now, we have to have that safety net or that tool in order to continue farming in the next years.”

Crop insurance agent Kathy Fowler from Memphis, Texas says the Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program is extremely complicated as-is.

Farmers, agents, lawmakers discuss crop insurance