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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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Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures ended the Friday session with the front months steady to 27.5 cents lower and back months up triple digits. The USDA pork carcass

Cattle -

Live cattle futures settled with most contracts 17.5 to 47.5 cents lower on Friday. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with August down 30 cents and

Wheat -

Wheat futures are trading 4 to 7 cents lower this morning, with most 4 lower. They saw 8 to 12 1/2 cent gains in most CBT and KC contracts on

Soybeans -

Soybean futures are currently 2 to 3 cents below their Friday close. They ended Friday with 14 to 16 cent losses, with old crop August down 6.7% for

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 cents lower this morning. They posted 4 to 5 cent losses in most contracts on Friday, as July expired at $3.30 1/4.

Cotton -

Cotton futures are 19 lower to 42 higher this morning, with only front month October in the red. They showed losses of 34 to 73 points in all the

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