Tag Archives: crop insurance

Farmers cope with floods, trade war

From The Kansas City Star The two grain bins on Bruce Biermann’s farm near Corning, Missouri, could not withstand the strong currents of the Missouri River. With four feet of water pressing from the outside and grain swelling from moisture inside, the bins burst. At 71, Biermann is looking at more than a $100,000 loss. And he’s not “in this ... Read More »

Flooding in Nebraska demonstrates the importance of maintaining crop insurance

From the National Association of Wheat Growers As floods pummel through the Midwest, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) extends its support and consideration to those farmers and ranchers who are facing the devastating aftermath. As growers work to pull through, NAWG calls for state and federal governments to use all resources available to help those impacted. “Our hearts ... Read More »

Congress urged to keep crop insurance

From DTN Leaders of Congressional budget committees are being asked not to sacrifice crop insurance as part of upcoming budget proposals this year. The request came in a letter from 60 agriculture, insurance, government and environmental groups on Tuesday. Read the rest of the story here. Read More »

The great crop insurance debate

From the National Wheat Foundation Recently, Capital Press published a great piece on crop insurance focusing on how it is the only guarantee of help when disaster strikes for farmers. The piece opens with an interview with NAWG Secretary and Paterson, WA wheat farmer Nicole Berg who talks about the role that crop insurance plays on her farm: Berg, who is now ... Read More »

The great crop insurance debate

From the Capital Press Critics say crop insurance subsidizes farmers, but it is the only guarantee of help when disaster strikes. Several years ago, drought decimated Nicole Berg’s wheat crop. To break even, her family needed a yield of at least 7 bushels per acre, but a crop insurance assessor estimated Berg’s wheat would yield just 3 bushels per acre. ... Read More »

Important crop insurance deadline nears in PNW

From the Risk Management Agency The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington states to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2019 crop year before the sales closing dates. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the sales closing dates to do so. ... Read More »

Substation wildfire ravages fields, farms, families

From the Oregonian Cynthia Kortge had just gotten home from work when she started grabbing treasures she couldn’t leave behind. Officials had ordered a Level 3 evacuation. The warning means: Go now. A fire that eventually burned almost 80,000 acres in some of Oregon’s prime wheat country was creeping up on her two-story yellow home and the family’s farm. Read ... Read More »

NAWG urges senators to oppose cuts to crop insurance

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), along with many state wheat grower organizations, sent a letter from more than 638 organizations to the Senate urging them to oppose the introduction of harmful crop insurance amendments as the farm bill moves to the floor. In the letter, NAWG states its opposition to harmful amendments that would reduce or limit participation in ... Read More »

Northwest farmers fret over farm bill, crop insurance

From NW News Network The U.S. House of Representatives recently failed to pass a farm bill and Northwest farmers are worried that the process is not plowing ahead. The farm bill is a massive piece of federal policy that guides everything from food stamps to land conservation to agricultural research. One of the top things the farm bill does is ... Read More »