Crop Insurance Modernization and More

crop insurance modernization

The latest news from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition featuring – Crop Insurance Modernization, Conservation Stewardship Program, and More…

FARM BILL NEWS 

 Path to the 2018 Farm Bill: Crop Insurance Modernization Family farmers need risk management options like the federal crop insurance program, but in order for the program to serve them effectively and efficiently, it must be modernized. Farmers deserve a federal crop insurance program that works regardless of what they grow, encourages good land stewardship practices, and promotes a level playing field for all. We call on Congress to stand up for family farmers by supporting the modernization efforts outlined here and in our farm bill platform…READ MORE  

CONSERVATION NEWS  

NSAC Special Report: Conservation Stewardship Program The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) recently published a new Special Report, which analyzes CSP’s contribution to conservation-minded producers and landowners, paying particular attention to enrollment, renewal, and land use trends. The report explores CSP’s massive footprint broken down by geography, land use, and producer type. It also provides a brief introduction to the role the 2018 Farm Bill can play in supporting CSP and our nation’s ongoing commitment to agricultural stewardship…READ MORE  

 

Iowa Cover Crop Initiative Offers “Good Farmer Discount” on Crop Insurance Through a new discount program made possible thanks to an innovative agreement developed between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA), cover crops on “new” acres (those not already getting cost share from federal or state conservation programs) are now eligible for a $5 per acre incentive through crop insurance….READ MORE

 

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