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Idaho Farmer: Crop Insurance Helps Farmers Feed America

Located in the southeastern corner of Idaho and situated in a high desert environment more than 5,000 feet above sea level, the town of Rockland can be a difficult location to farm. Extreme weather has the potential to quickly devastate crops. Fifth generation Idaho farmer Jamie Kress understands these challenges and that’s why Jamie and […]

Stronger Together: Farmers Count on Crop Insurance During Difficult Year

As America’s farmers and ranchers reflect back on this turbulent year, they’ll recall drought affecting much of America’s farmland, severe winds sweeping across Iowa, a record-breaking hurricane season and – oh yes – the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the difficulties farmers and ranchers faced in 2020, crop insurance was there to help them endure hardship and […]

Through Tough Years and Unexpected Hardships, Crop Insurance Helps Farmers Stay in Business

Just along the Texas-New Mexico border lies the small town of Texline. This west Texas community is where Valerie and Michael Diller raised their family while growing corn, wheat, hay and caring for sheep. Farming isn’t easy, and the Diller family has experienced their fair share of heartbreak. They credit crop insurance with helping their […]

North Carolina Apple Grower Says Crop Insurance Key to Food Security

Kenny Barnwell is a fifth-generation apple grower in the mountains of North Carolina. His family farm covers approximately 150 acres and is home to 26 different varieties of apples. This year has been tough for apple growers in North Carolina, much like farmers across the country. Apple growers have faced weather-related damages to their crop […]

Texas Family Says Crop Insurance Saved Their Farm

Valerie Diller met her husband Michael while they were students at West Texas State University. They decided to return to his hometown of Texline, start a farm and raise a family. About two years after they started farming, a terrible hailstorm destroyed all of their wheat and badly damaged the corn crop. Fortunately, they had […]

Thank a Farmer This Labor Day

Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of the millions of men and women who keep America running. This year, don’t forget to thank a farmer. Approximately 2.6 million Americans work directly on a farm. Nearly 20 million more work in food and other agricultural-related industries. Farming and ranching are certainly not your […]

Texas Farmer Hopes for Rain, Counts on Crop Insurance

Rain in West Texas can be scarce. So scarce, in fact, that farmer Brett Schniers wrote in a recent op-ed for the San Angelo Standard-Times that “when you lay down at night, you pray for rain because you don’t know when you’ll see it again.” Despite the incredible promise of 2020, it has been a tough year […]

Wheat Growers Count on Crop Insurance

This year, America’s farmers and ranchers have faced one challenge after another. For wheat farmers in the west and Midwest, their crop is now threatened by severe drought conditions that could contribute to yield reductions or total crop loss. Thankfully, more than 90 percent of insurable planted acres are protected by crop insurance, including many […]

Maryland Farmer Thankful for Crop Insurance During Uncertain Year

In farming, the future is never certain. It requires trust that a planted seed will sprout and then flourish and hope that weather or market conditions will not upend that year’s crop. One thing America’s farmers and ranchers did not predict this year: a global health care crisis. Brooks Clayville grows row crops on his […]

Crop Insurance Protects Essential Food and Fiber Supply

Steve Ward talks to as many lawmakers as he can about farming. Specifically, growing cranberries. Ward grew up helping his dad on the family farm in Massachusetts, building cranberry bogs and digging ditches. Now, he farms that land with his son. But growing cranberries is extremely labor intensive and carries a large amount of risk, […]