Crop Insurance Today February 2012 - (Page 18)

TODAYcrop insurance Trade Talk 2011 The 67th annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) was held in Kansas City, MO, November 9-11, 2011. The “centerpiece event” of the convention is Trade Talk. Trade Talk affords company and organization participants access to member broadcasters to discuss the issues and topics that are important to them. NCIS participated in Trade Talk this year and met with several broadcasters to discuss crop insurance and its strengths as the linchpin of the farm safety net. “It was a good use of our time,” said Laurie Langstraat, NCIS. “Not only did we visit with several farm broadcasters, it allowed us the opportunity to network with our peers from other commodity and farm organizations.” Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, spokesperson for “The Hand That Feeds U.S.” stopped by to visit our booth. The crop insurance industry is a proud supporter of THTFUS, and we welcomed the opportunity to visit with Miss America, who is helping to promote the importance of agriculture. In the picture, left to right: Laurie Langstraat, Keith Collins, Miss America, and Tom Zacharias. “We have heard again and again from producers that crop insurance is the best risk management tool available.” -Senators Frank Lucas and Pat Roberts “I’m very opposed to cutting more from crop insurance.” -Representative Collin Peterson “Most farmers now see crop insurance as a primary tool for risk management.” -USDA Chief Economist, Joseph Glauber Keith Collins (left) visits with a farm broadcaster during Trade Talk. 18 FEBRUARY 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today February 2012

Isn't there an App for that?
Explaining the Costs of the Crop Insurance Program
NCIS Awards Two Scholarships
2012 Spring Update Conference
Commitee Sees Research First Hand
Trade Talk 2011
Retirements: Ben Latham and Steve Hams
In Memory of Patrick Flanagan
In Memory of Marx M. Mannberger
Step 5-Testing the Current Farm: Will the current farm be feasible in the future?
2011 Premiums: State Rankings
Insurable Crops: Locations & Plans

Crop Insurance Today February 2012