Crop Insurance Today February 2014 - (Page 9)
No matter what comes our way!
by Laurie Langstraat, NCIS
After back-to-back bad weather years,
America's farmers and the crop insurance industry were praying for a much calmer year
for 2013. The weather cooperated, for the
most part, as indemnities were far less than
2011 and 2012.
But even though the weather was less volatile, the crop insurance industry remained in
the public spotlight. Everyone had high hopes
that the Farm Bill would finally get through
Congress, giving farmers the stability they
needed to make business decisions for the future. And though, as of this writing, the Farm
Bill is being debated in the Conference Committee, it looks like it won't be final until just
in the knick of time.
Many of the events of 2013 were "standard" activities for NCIS and the industry.
Regional/state meetings, loss adjuster schools,
loss cost analysis, dealing with the seemingly
never-ending procedural changes, processing
issues, and many others.
But other events, such as the 16-day government shutdown and the endless Farm Bill
debates and votes, don't happen every year,
thankfully. So, we work through these events,
and to the best of our ability, provide support
and guidance to our member companies as
we strive to provide the best possible crop
insurance product to America's farmers and
This article is a recap of the various activities that NCIS was involved in in 2013, many
Dr. Laurence Crane, NCIS, with the farmers and ranchers who attended the risk management education workshops at the University of
Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the first quarter of 2013. The workshops were part of a Risk Management Agency-funded grant given through the
Risk Management and Outreach Partnership Program.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today February 2014
Four Keys to 2014
A 25 Year Milestone in Farm Policy, Looking Back at the 1989 GAO Report
Excellence & Professionalism, No Matter What Comes Our Way!
Corn Loss Instructions Updated for 2014
There's a Right Tool for Every Job! NCIS' IMAP could be the one you're missing
Crop Insurance In Action: Crop Insurance Lifeline
FFA Proficiency Winner
Insurable Crops Locations & Plans
Crop Insurance In Action - A Young Farmer on a Mission to Stay in Farming
Crop Insurance Today February 2014