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    10 Things to know about the 2018 Farm Bill

    Producers will gain farm program flexibility and modestly larger support from the federal safety net in the 2018 Farm Bill, which takes effect with 2019 crops. It will be easier to switch between ARC and PLC, marketing loan rates are higher, and there's the possibility of a 15% increase in PLC reference prices. Congress delivered on the top priority of farm groups: maintenance of a strong crop insurance program. Provisions would remove crop insurance barriers to cover crops. January 24, 2019
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    New Farm Bill with Strong Crop Insurance Becomes Law

    The American Association of Crop Insurers, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Crop Insurance Professionals Association, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, and National Crop Insurance Services issued a joint statement in response to the recent Farm Bill signing January 22, 2019
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    AACI ALERT - The Farm Bill has passed!

    On Thursday, December 20, 2018, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI ALERT. December 20, 2018
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    Across the Country, Ag Groups Hail the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report as a Win

    Ahead of the House vote on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, agriculture groups and organizations across the country have hailed the bill as a win for producers, rural communities and American consumers. December 13, 2018
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    Eastern North Carolina farmers on long road to recovery after Hurricane Florence

    The damage left in Hurricane Florence’s wake is a reminder of the reason American agriculture needs a strong, affordable and widely available system of crop insurance. The adjusters will make their assessments and get payments to farmers much faster than any ad hoc federal relief bill. November 27, 2018
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  • Crop insurance helps preserve family farming legacies

    Crop insurance helps preserve family farming legacies

    “For many ranchers across America, being able to pass down our operations to the next generation is a driving force behind what we do. That, along with playing a role in providing food and fiber for our fellow Americans while being stewards of the land is what makes all of the long days and hard work worth it.” – Steve Wooten, owner of Beatty Canyon Ranch in Las Animas County, CO October 23, 2018
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    Farmers tell their story

    As the 2018 Farm Bill debate plays out in Congress, farmers across the nation are getting in front of the camera to tell their stories with the hopes that lawmakers will understand just how important a strong farm policy is to rural America. October 17, 2018
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    Surveys Show Rural America Continues to Struggle

    America’s farm economy may be heading for bigger declines, several surveys say. Inflation-adjusted net farm income, which is a broad measure of profits, is expected to be down by $11.4 billion this year compared to 2017, according to The USDA’s August Farm Income Forecast. October 11, 2018
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  • Crop Insurance Is Not A Handout

    ICYMI: Crop Insurance Helps Preserve Farming for Future Generations

    In a recent op-ed from the Herald News, farmer and crop insurance agent Jeremy Hinton said, “Agriculture has always been the backbone of our country, and I would love for one or all three of my children to carry on this tradition. In order for that to happen, we have to protect crop insurance.” October 02, 2018
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  • Farm Bill conferees speak out for crop insurance

    Farm Bill Conferees Speak out for Crop Insurance

    “We can all agree that our farmers should have robust risk management tools, including strong crop insurance assistance, and new tools for our dairy farmers who’ve been struggling. I do not believe these critical programs should be targeted for cuts.” -Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) September 26, 2018
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