Crop Insurance Today February 2015 - (Page 10)
A Year of
As we look back at the NCIS activities in 2014, a large part of them
can be summed up in two words: Farm Bill. After almost four years of
hearings, negotiations and Congressional votes, the Agricultural Act
of 2014 was signed into law by President Obama on February 7, 2014.
We knew the Farm Bill would eventually come to fruition and we
had done our best to prepare for its implementation. In early March,
the industry began meeting with the Risk Management Agency to
discuss the implementation timeline and that's when the work began
in full force. NCIS staff spent countless hours analyzing proposed
language and procedure, discussing it via conference call with various
standing committees, providing written comments back to RMA and
starting the process all over again until the details became final. Then it
was time to train: the company employees, agents, adjusters...everyone
needed to know how the new programs worked, how they impacted
the "traditional" crop insurance program, and how best to explain the
myriad of options to America's farmers and ranchers.
But even though implementation of the Farm Bill was the hot topic
of 2014, that didn't mean the other "standard" NCIS activities ceased.
Farmers in Clinton, NC, participating in a risk management education workshop sponsored by NCIS and funded by a Risk Management
Agency Cooperative Agreement.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today February 2015
A Work in Progress
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection
2014 A Year of Involvement
NCIS Agricultural Research & Technology Program
Crop Insurance In Action: Art Wiebelhaus, Fordyce, Nebraska
In Memory Mike Felt
In Memory Irl Oaks, Jr.
Insurable Crops Location & Plans
FFA Proficiency Winner
Crop Insurance Today February 2015