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Crop Insurance Town Hall Held by Commissioner Nikki Fried and USDA

Dan Economy, Florida, News from Our Sponsors, USDA

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a town hall meeting on crop insurance issues at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida. Fried was joined via Zoom by Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy of the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) and other RMA senior and regional leaders to answer questions from agriculture producers on crop insurance and risk management. Photos/Video: A video recording and high-res …

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Economist Says Livestock Producers Need Insurance

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Livestock

(NAFB) — American livestock producers need the equivalent of crop insurance. The Hagstrom Report says American Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton made that statement in front of the recent Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Meeting. Newton says that in the 2023 Farm Bill, we will need “careful consideration as to how we are reaching the livestock sector with crop …


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

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

RMA Offering Remote Assistance and Authorizing Additional Flexibility for Producers (USDA/RMA) — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements. These flexibilities include: enabling producers to send notifications and reports electronically, extending the date for production …

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Commissioner Fried Advising Farmers to Utilize New Flexibilities on Crop Insurance Due to COVID-19

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is advising farmers to utilize new flexibilities for crop insurance announced by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA). “Our team has been in constant communication with agriculture producers, industry leaders, and the USDA throughout the coronavirus outbreak — we have relayed concerns and challenges facing the …

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USDA Offers New Hurricane Insurance Endorsement for Crop Year 2020

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(USDA/RMA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a new crop insurance endorsement, Hurricane Insurance Protection – Wind Index (HIP-WI). HIP-WI covers a portion of the deductible of the underlying crop insurance policy when a county, or county adjacent, is within the area of sustained hurricane-force winds. The coverage provided by HIP-WI can be combined …


Farm Groups Want Crop Insurance Protected in Fiscal 2021 Budget

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Crop Insurance Coalition is asking Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and the Office of Management and Budget to oppose crop insurance cuts as the Trump Administration develops its fiscal year 2021 budget. The Hagstrom Report says the coalition sent a letter to President Trump and OMB Acting Director Russell Vought, saying, “For good reason, the state of the …

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USDA Announces Pilot Insurance Coverage for Hemp Growers

Dan Hemp, Industry News Release

(USDA/RMA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020.  The pilot insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage under 508(h) Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) for eligible producers in certain counties in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, …

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Crop Insurance Deadlines Near in Florida

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pollinators, Specialty Crops

Avocado, Blueberry, and Pasture, Rangeland, Forage and Apiculture Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) are reminding Florida avocado, blueberry, pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) and apiculture producers that deadlines to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2020 crop …