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Crop insurance program, food stamps prepare for “significant” budget cuts

The USDA is getting ready for sizeable funding cuts for social and rural programs. With the proposed Trump administration budget has come a threat to…

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Crop insurance coverage spared 21,000 jobs in drought-plagued 2012

A new Farm Credit Services of America reported the employment savings across four U.S. states. Farm Credit Services of America recently published a report about…

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Federal crop insurance participation less likely among wealthy growers

The farmers who are most likely to buy this coverage aren’t the ones who are making the most money. A new report showed farmers are…

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President Obama proposes cuts to crop insurance

2017 budget plan aims to cut $18 billion in funding for the Department of Agriculture President Barack Obama has proposed a budget plan for 2017…

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North Dakota crop insurance changes promote diversification

Officials are hoping that education will help to boost farmer willingness to diversify the plants they grow. In North Dakota, officials are hoping that changes…

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New crop insurance program to protect Indian farmers from cost of damage

The new strategy will be launched early in 2016 and will use technology to assess damage to fields. In what might turn out to be…

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Cutting the crop insurance subsidies is proving to be challenging

It is now expected that part of the reductions in subsidized coverage for growers will be repealed. Back in April, Republicans in Congress formed a…