Farm Policy Facts

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.

Check it out at cropinsuranceinamerica.org/about-crop-insurance/why-its-essential

 

• USDA: Farmers Face Unrivaled Income Volatility http://bit.ly/2rC6Lgd

• Crop Insurance Must be Protected in Upcoming Farm Bill http://bit.ly/2wydqgj

• New Crop Insurance Study Provides Valuable Farm Bill Insight http://bit.ly/2rCZ0pp

• Washington’s agriculture industry contributed more than $11.4 billion to the state’s economy. http://bit.ly/2IekG2i

• “With crop insurance at least you know your worst case scenario." Todd Snider, California. http://bit.ly/2mSMY9P

• West Virginia ranks 10th for apple production http://bit.ly/2rBav1f

• What are Administrative & Operating (A&O) Payments? http://bit.ly/2BZYu85

• “Crop insurance, for me, not only proved to be essential, it’s the reason I’m in business today.” John Michael Pillow, Mississippi http://bit.ly/2IaN9Ka

• Over 99 percent of Wisconsin’s farms are family-owned http://bit.ly/2Kftm95

• Who are Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs)? http://bit.ly/2GTD7ck


 
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Wheat -

Wheat futures ended the Friday session 3 3/4 to 4 cents lower. Spec funds in Chicago wheat futures and options were reported at a net short position

Soybeans -

Soybean futures settled 14 to 14 3/4 cents higher in the front months on Friday. Nearby July lost 1.21% since last Friday despite hitting a 9 1/2

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Corn futures closed Friday steady to fractionally mixed, as July was down 1.11% on the week. The USDA reported a private export sale of 131,300 MT

Cotton -

Cotton futures posted triple digit gains in most front months on Friday, with nearby July up 222 points. Friday’s CFTC data showed managed

Corn -

Corn futures closed Friday steady to fractionally mixed, as July was down 1.11% on the week. The USDA reported a private export sale of 131,300 MT

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures saw 22.5 to 65 cent losses in most contracts on Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 65 cents to $85.79 on June 20. The

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