Crop Insurance Today February 2013 - (Page 11)
& the Crop Insurance
A Challenging 2012 for NCIS
By Laurie Langstraat, NCIS
Coming off the heels of 2011, the costliest
crop insurance year in the books, 2012 had a
very promising start. But spring rains quickly
gave way to a dry spell and heat wave that
produced one of the worst droughts in
decades. While indemnities are not yet
final, 2012 has already surpassed 2011
as losses continue to be tallied.
This active weather year, combined with ongoing Farm Bill negotiations and heavy agricultural
losses, has kept the crop insurance
industry in the public spotlight.
As the nation’s largest crop insurance trade association representing all 16 Approved Insurance
Providers (AIP), National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) is the nexus
of industry services, education, outreach to the federal government and
public education through written
and broadcast media sources.
To promote Industry efforts and opportunities, NCIS conducts a wide array of meetings,
presentations, seminars and outreach projects
to ensure that the technical aspects of crop insurance are fully understood within the industry; that farmers fully understand crop
insurance as a risk management tool; that the
public understands the necessary role crop insurance plays in the stability of the food supply;
and, that the partnership built between the crop
insurance industry and key federal agencies remains productive and effective.
Provided below is a recap of the various
things that NCIS was involved in in 2012, many
of which are continuing into 2013. Along with
the lingering drought in many areas of the
and the continuing Farm Bill
debate, NCIS and the industry will remain focused on educating program stakeholders, the media
and the general public on the success of the public/private partnership.
NCIS Risk Management
Working at times in partnership with RMA
at times by itself,
NCIS conducts seminars on risk management
for limited resource and socially disadvantaged
farmers and others interested in better managing risk. The hope is that helping farmers deCROPINSURANCE TODAY
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today February 2013
Primum Non Nocere-Redux
Common Land Unit Acreage Reporting Plan
A Challenging 2012 for NCIS & the Crop Insurance Industry
NCIS Participates in NAFB "Trade Talk"
The Value of Crop Insurance Case Study
Step 8 -- Managing Constraints
Insurable Crops: Locations & Plans
Crop Insurance Today February 2013