Crop insurance industry faces continuing challenges

From Agri-Pulse

If one headline could summarize the challenges confronting the crop insurance industry in 2016, it might be “No Shortage of Critics,” lamented Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director for congressional relations with the American Farm Bureau Federation, in a speech to industry leaders today.

As a result, it will be even more important for all sectors of the agriculture industry to work together and continue to educate lawmakers about the importance of crop insurance, she said. That includes the effort to “retie our relationships with some of the food groups” and avoid future attempts to split the farm bill between farm and food interests. Read the rest of the story here.