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A Shift in U.S. Farm Policy for Crop Insurance

agriculture managing risks

The farm safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers has shifted from the traditional programs of direct payments, counter cyclical payments, etc., to a risk management-based crop insurance program. In 2012, the U.S. crop insurance program protected more than $117 billion in liability on more than 280 million acres.

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Jeff Peracchi, Three Rocks, California

crop insurance keep america growing

Jeff Perachhi has been farming on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in California for 25 years. He grows wine grapes, almonds, pomegranates and seedless tangerines. Jeff has begun tapping into ground wells that haven’t needed to run in more than 15 years. The drought is wreaking havoc on the state and shows very few signs of letting …

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California Farmer Bill Jensen

crop insurance for farmers

Bill Jensen has been farming in California for many years, and the drought of 2014 is the worst he’s seen. Learn why crop insurance is so important for farmers in California.

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