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Crop Insurance Focus of Farm Bill

As House and Senate members begin working on the next farm bill, crop insurance has become an area of more intense focus. Low commodity prices and the possibility that the North American Free Trade Agreement gets altered has increased agriculture leaders’ desire to get more funding for crop insurance...
January 3, 2018

As House and Senate members begin working on the next farm bill, crop insurance has become an area of more intense focus. Low commodity prices and the possibility that the North American Free Trade Agreement gets altered has increased agriculture leaders’ desire to get more funding for crop insurance.

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill said that in his state, more than 90 percent of acres are enrolled in the crop insurance program. With that popularity, he hopes it will continue to be maintained.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has been involved in writing farm bills for many years. He expects discussions in the House of Representatives and Senate to begin early in January, and hopes the farm bill will be signed before the Sept. 30 deadline.

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