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  • Pennsylvania farmers consider crop insurance a must-have tool

    Pennsylvania Farmers Consider Crop Insurance a Must-Have Tool

    National Crop Insurance Services visited Brian Campbell Farms as part of their mission to tell first-hand stories of farmers and ranchers who rely on the safety net provided by the federal crop insurance program. Campbell credits crop insurance for his growing success, saying, “If it wasn’t for whole farm revenue protection today, you know, I may not be at the size (farm) that I am.” July 16, 2019
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    AACI ISSUE Update - USDA Leaders discuss prevented planting and cover crops

    On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Update regarding details around the USDA Leaders discussing prevented planting and cover crops. July 02, 2019
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  • Farm bill expands crop insurance for young, veteran farmers

    Farm Bill Expands Crop Insurance for Young, Veteran Farmers

    Farming can be an especially daunting task for those that are a part of traditionally underserved communities, such as beginning farmers or veterans. Congress recognized the importance of supporting these farmers and took steps to increase their access to crop insurance with the 2018 Farm Bill. July 02, 2019
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  • Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Illinois and current president of Purdue University

    In farm children, I see virtues that one sees too rarely these days

    “There I witnessed virtues that one sees to rarely these days. Hard work, practical manual skill, a communitarian ethic, woven tightly into the fabric of everyday life.” – Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University June 24, 2019
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  • Financial woes on the farm bode ill for the nation

    Financial Woes on the Farm Bode ill for the Nation

    Rural America is resilient. Our farmers will continue to work the land in hopes that the next season will bring renewed abundance. But they are also relying on Washington, D.C., to take decisive action to stand by U.S. farm families as we negotiate a quick end to ongoing trade disputes. June 13, 2019
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  • Crop insurance supports Pennsylvania dairy farmers in lean times

    Crop insurance supports Pennsylvania dairy farmers in lean times

    Farmers across Pennsylvania say crop insurance plays a critical role in keeping family operations going. Pennsylvania is second in the nation in dairy, and has lost 370 farms in the past year according to the USDA. May 30, 2019
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    AACI ISSUE Update - Trade Aid Updates

    On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Update. May 23, 2019
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  • 2017 Census of Agriculture

    2017 Ag Census: Demographic, Acre and Production Trends

    The USDA released 6.4 million new data points about America’s farms and producers. The 2017 Census of Agriculture shows both farm numbers and land in farms have slightly declined since the last Census, which was released in 2012. May 21, 2019
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  • Amazing story of a farmer’s survival

    Against All Odds: Farmer Survives Epic Ordeal

    Sampson Parker’s story of how he survived an accident on his farm in Kershaw County, SC, is not for the faint of heart. His inner strength and faith, and the heroes that helped him on that fateful day, make this a tale that shows that the spirit of the American Farmer cannot be broken. May 16, 2019
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - May 3, 2019

    Keep informed on the latest AACI updates in their weekly newsletter. Note: AACI content can only be accessed through the Agent Portal. Click on the link to login, and view the AACI Newsletter PDF. May 03, 2019
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    NAU Country's New EASYmapping® system is here!

    Wherever you're located, whatever you're producing, we provide the best view of your operation. As the crop insurance industry and our agent's need continue to evolve, so has EASYmapping. From the core functionality, to the look and feel, to some very exciting enhancements and features, EASYmapping has been completely re-envisioned. May 03, 2019
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  • Groundwork podcast

    New Podcast Brings Farm Policy to Public, Congress

    A monthly podcast from Farm Policy Facts will focus on a range of policy issues that are important to American farmers. Check out the latest podcast called Groundwork at farmpolicyfacts.org. May 02, 2019
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - April 12, 2019

    Keep informed on the latest AACI updates in their weekly newsletter. Note: AACI content can only be accessed through the Agent Portal. Click on the link to login, and view the AACI Newsletter PDF. April 12, 2019
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  • 4-11-2019 - USDA CENSUS

    The 2017 Census of Agriculture - Now available

    The 2017 Census of Agriculture was officially released by the USDA today. April 11, 2019
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    2020 NAU Country Photo Calendar

    Dust off the camera, it’s time to send us your farm photos! We are gathering photos from the farm in preparation for our 2020 NAU Country Photo Calendar. The theme for our next photo calendar is 2020: Focused on Farming. That means any photos farm-related, we want to see! April 09, 2019
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  • Planting conditions

    Field Insights™ is there for you

    With a new planting season coming up, one of the toughest factors to account for is the weather and the impacts it takes on your policyholder’s fields. Unfortunately, we can’t control what Mother Nature throws our way, but with Field Insights, we can assist your policyholders on making educated decisions for each individual field, giving them the most efficient and successful farming operation possible. April 08, 2019
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  • Crop Insurance wins wide support on capitol hill and in countryside

    Crop Insurance Wins Wide Support on Capitol Hill and In Countryside

    Federal crop insurance and the critical role it serves as part of the farm safety net unexpectedly took center stage at a recent Senate Finance hearing with the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer. April 04, 2019
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  • Farmers Helped Protect Crop Insurance

    Farmers Helped Protect Crop Insurance During 2018 Farm Bill Debate

    When farm policy critics predictably suggested that Congress use the 2018 Farm Bill to undermine the critical safety net that crop insurance provides, those who depend on crop insurance were quick to tell Capitol Hill to “do no harm” to this important program. The House Agriculture Committee also heard first-hand from rural Americans, and their message was clear, “The crop insurance system today is working.” March 26, 2019
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  • Crop Insurance Vital

    Crop Insurance Vital to America’s Family Farms

    Just before the end of 2018, the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture released a report analyzing data from a 2017 survey of farmers across the country. This report – titled “America’s Diverse Family Farms” – presents the facts behind farming in America. March 21, 2019
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  • Crop insurance program integrity continues to improve

    Crop Insurance Program Integrity Continues to Improve

    Crop insurance’s already-low improper payment rate — a closely-watched standardized measure of waste and efficiency – improved again in 2018. March 14, 2019
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