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    Stopgap spending bill approved to avoid a government shutdown

    Congress has approved a stopgap spending bill into early 2024 in place of a government shutdown. This means that the government will stay open while budget negotiations occur. NAU Country will continue to keep you informed as we learn more about the situation. November 22, 2023
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    Crop Insurance for Specialty and Organic Crops Grow as Options Improve and Expand

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to add crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from America’s agricultural producers. To achieve this, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is hosting in-person and virtual roadshows and making investments in risk management education. These improvements are meant to improve risk management tools for producers and organic markets. October 17, 2023
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    Short-term spending bill approved to avoid a government shutdown

    With just a few hours to spare, Congress approved a 45-day spending bill to keep the government open while budget negotiations continue. October 02, 2023
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    NAU Country Insurance Company is prepared to keep you covered during a government shutdown

    In the case of a government shutdown, NAU Country wants to reassure you of our commitment to our agents and policyholders. September 27, 2023
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    USDA Announces New Grapevine Insurance Program to Protect Against Natural Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is expanding crop insurance options with a new Grapevine insurance program, which will provide coverage for loss of grafted vines caused by natural perils such as freeze or fire. The new program also will complement the Grape crop insurance program that covers the fruit growing on the vine. August 31, 2023
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    RMA Announces Changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm Policies

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is improving crop insurance options for small and diversified farmers through improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WRFP) and Micro Farm insurance plans. These updates are part of USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) efforts to increase participation and access to crop insurance. August 31, 2023
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    USDA Reminds Producers - Application Deadline for Revenue Loss Programs is July 14

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers that the application deadline for the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two and Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) is July 14, 2023. The original deadline was June 2, 2023. July 13, 2023
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    USDA Announces Corrections to Emergency Relief Program Policy to More Accurately Reflect 2020 and 2021 Natural Disaster Impacts on Crops Intended for On-Farm Use

    In a recent press release, the USDA announced corrections to the Emergency Relief Program policy to more accurately reflect 2020 and 2021 natural disaster impacts on crops intended for on-farm use (including grapes grown and used by the same producer for wine production or forage that is grown, stored and fed to livestock, that do not generate revenue directly from the sale of the crop). In addition, duplicative payment provisions for two key conservation programs are also clarified. The deadline to submit applications for ERP Phase Two is July 14, 2023. June 22, 2023
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    Press Release: NAU Country President Jim Korin Highlights Importance of Crop Insurance Industry in Testimony to U.S. Senate Committee

    In a press release published today, highlights are shared from NAU Country Insurance Company's President Jim Korin’s compelling testimony at a recent hearing with the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry-Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade. May 25, 2023
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    USDA Previews Emergency Relief Assistance for Agricultural Producers Who Incurred Losses Due to 2022 Natural Disaster Events

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced plans to roll out $3.7 billion in Emergency Relief Program (ERP) and Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) assistance to crop and livestock producers who sustained losses due to a qualifying natural disaster event in calendar year 2022. USDA is sharing early information to allow producers time to gather documents in advance of program delivery. Through distribution of remaining funds, USDA is also concluding the 2021 ELRP program by sending payments in the amount of 20% of the initial ELRP payment to all existing recipients. May 22, 2023
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