Crop insurance in Kansas farm bill pleases farmers

Crop Insurance

Though growers are pleased that the program continues to exist, they are wary of cuts to direct subsidies. Farmers in Kansas are thrilled that their crop insurance program has been maintained as a part of a scaled down farm bill that has been passed by the U.S. House, but they are still leery as it doesn’t look as though the opportunity that it will provide will be quite as lucrative as what it used to be. They are still watching to see which elements of it will make it into…

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Crop insurance in the farm bill is now up for debate in the Senate

Crop insurance program 2014

The cuts to the federally subsidized program are facing consideration by Senators this week. This week, the Senate is now debating the proposed cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program, as an element of the enormous farm bill which is also being considered. On Monday, the Obama administration said that it wanted greater cuts to the subsidies and coverage. They stated that they wanted more crop insurance cuts in the legislation, and that the farm subsidies should also be reduced. The current proposal would cost nearly $100 billion per…

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