Crop insurance eligibility requires producers to prove conservation efforts

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a reminder to growers with regards to 2014 Farm Bill requirements. A reminder has now been issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to growers who wish to ensure that they are eligible for crop insurance, as they will also need to make a filing at their local USDA service center, of a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026). This form needs to be filed by June 1, 2015 in order to obtain premium support from the insurance…

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Crop insurance claims reach record highs in US

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Crop insurance payouts reach $11 billion In 2012, a severe drought struck the U.S. that quickly became the worst the country had ever seen. The drought brought intense focus to the country’s crop insurance program, which had been established to protect U.S. farmers from natural disasters. The drought caused widespread crop failures, which produced insurance claims from farmers. According to government data, the total cost of the drought, in terms of crop insurance payouts, has been tallied to be $11.581 billion. Risk Management Agency offers new look at crop insurance…

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