US drought 2012

2012 U.S. Drought Worsens, Claims from Crop Insurance Expected to Exceed $13 billion: AIR

BOSTON, August 28, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the drought in the U.S. agricultural heartland continues to deteriorate crops in the…

Hawaii’s volcanic gases spur renewed disaster declaration for the agriculture industry

The U.S. department of Agriculture has renewed a disaster claim for Hawaii regarding lingering volcanic gasses that are causing damage to agriculture. The state is…

Federal crop insurance program hinders organic farm growth

Though there has been an increase in consumer demand for consumer foods, some producers are finding that the federal crop insurance program – which was…

Importance of crop insurance highlighted at the 26th Annual Corn Growers Association meeting

As farmers from all over the country convened over the weekend to attend the 26th Annual Corn Growers Association in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, crop…

No end in sight for severe drought in Texas

Drought continues to grip much of the Southern U.S. and there seems to be no end in sight. Texas was due for some mild relief…

Texas drought costing billions in losses

While much of the South in inundated with water, Texas is suffering from one of the worst droughts in recent history. Last week, the level…