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and statistics to properly rate and price crop insurance
policies.
Collaborative Effort
With respect
to common purpose, industry
recognized that no single company had the
wherewithal to fully develop and support the infrastructure
necessary to provide crop insurance
on a regional basis, let alone at the national level.
Hence, collaborative effort and the long-standing
investment in industry associations and service
organizations, such as National Crop Insurance
Services (NCIS), began. Ultimately, NCIS is the
product of its predecessor organizations Western
Hail and Adjustment Association, Hail Insurance
Adjustment and Research Association, Crop
Hail Insurance Actuarial Association (CHIAA),
and the National Crop Insurance Association
(NCIA). This history can be traced back to 1915.
Prior to the formation of NCIS, NCIA was responsible
for the loss adjustment " side of the
house, " while CHIAA's primary functions were
the collection of industry Crop-Hail actuarial
data and statistical analytical support to develop
premium estimates on an industry level.
Commitment
Well, you would think 75 years would account
for something. More impressive than the longevity
of the crop insurance trade associations is the
longevity of the industry itself. At least a few of the
crop insurance companies currently in the business
can trace their involvement back more than
one hundred years. One of these century-plus
companies still maintains its family operation
and management of the business. Over the years,
the crop insurance industry has demonstrated its
commitment to serving its farmer customers.
Where are we now?
Before proceeding to the next 75 years, let's
take stock of where we are now and where common
purpose, collaborative effort, and commitment
have led us to today. Dialing back a bit, the
entry of the private sector in the early 1980s into
the delivery and service of Federal crop insurance
is a prime example of working together. Following
the devastating floods and excessive moisture
conditions of 1993, the 1994 Crop Insurance Reform
Act was enacted and implemented successfully.
And although seemingly recent, the collaborative
efforts on the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills
solidified crop insurance's role as the cornerstone
of the farm safety net. Lastly, managing through
the pandemic represents yet another example of
industry working with USDA and RMA to keep
crop insurance functioning smoothly in a time
of great uncertainty. In each instance there was
a common purpose, a collaborative effort, and a
commitment to improve crop insurance.
The Next 75
No doubt, any discussion of the " Next 75 "
starts with the current focus on reauthorization
of the Farm Bill. Listening sessions and congressional
hearings are well underway. Everything
we are hearing during this process is that crop
insurance is a fundamental priority for farm
and commodity groups across the country. The
crop insurance industry greatly appreciates this
support. We are also hearing that crop insurance
should be strengthened and enhanced as we go
forward. So, in terms of the Farm Bill, any new
initiatives or proposals should not disincentivize
crop insurance participation or roll back the improvements
to the program that have been made
in recent years, but rather build on the essential
strengths and inherent flexibilities of the crop insurance
program.
Through the years our industry has demonstrated
its willingness and ability to find common
purpose, work collaboratively, and commit to
completing the tasks at hand. As successful as the
past 75 years have been, the next 75 represent an
even greater challenge and opportunity to improve
our industry for the next generation.
In This Issue
As mentioned above, NCIS and its predecessors
have been conducting agronomic research
on crops for 100 years. Dr. James Houx takes a
look back on the history of the research program
beginning on page 5.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the crop
isurance industry gathered in early February for
its annual convention. There were many great
speakers and panel presentations throughout the
three-day event. Pictures from the convention
begin on page 10. On the last day of the event,
three individuals were recognized for their service
and support of the crop insurance industry.
Jami Wells and John McDermott were presented
an Industry Leadership Award for their work
on the NCIS Committees, and Jules Hendrix
was given the Outstanding Outreach Award for
her work as a crop insurance agent by educating
small and minority producers about the importance
of crop insurance.
During the NCIS Board of Directors meeting
in February, Scott Arnold, Rain and Hail, became
the 17th Chair of the NCIS Board of Directors.
He succeeds Kendall Jones who served in that
roll since 2020. We introduce you to Scott and
highlight the leadership Kendall provided in the
article " Passing the Gavel " on page 17.
Finally, the NCIS Claims Manager Conference
was held in-person in mid-January for the
first time since 2020. Lynnette Dillion's article
on page 22 highlights the important information
given to the company claims managers during
this event.
We hope that you enjoy all of the articles in
this issue.
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