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Social Spotlight: Crop Insurance Essential Strengths


The ongoing Farm Bill debate is sure to feature serious policy discussions about the benefits of crop insurance.

The fact is, crop insurance has become the cornerstone of the American farm safety net. But explaining why it has become the cornerstone can be difficult, especially if your audience is not familiar with crop insurance.

National Crop Insurance Services has a great resource to help you explain the “why” with 12 essential strengths in easy to understand and brief language with ready-to-go shareable social media graphics.

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• USDA: Farmers Face Unrivaled Income Volatility

• Crop Insurance Must be Protected in Upcoming Farm Bill

• New Crop Insurance Study Provides Valuable Farm Bill Insight

• Washington’s agriculture industry contributed more than $11.4 billion to the state’s economy.

• “With crop insurance at least you know your worst case scenario." Todd Snider, California.

• West Virginia ranks 10th for apple production

• What are Administrative & Operating (A&O) Payments?

• “Crop insurance, for me, not only proved to be essential, it’s the reason I’m in business today.” John Michael Pillow, Mississippi

• Over 99 percent of Wisconsin’s farms are family-owned

• Who are Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs)?

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