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I challenge us all today to leave no attack unchallenged in 2015. We have a great story to tell, and if we don't tell it, then no one will- certainly not the way it must be told."  Congressional Leaders Pledge Support In separate taped videos, Sen. Pat Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered parallel messages explaining how the 2014 Farm Bill made crop insurance the key risk management tool available to farmers. "Crop insurance is the cornerstone of the farm safety net," said Roberts.  "You have my word to continue to protect, preserve, and improve the number one risk management tool in every farmer's toolbox." They also warned about the challenges ahead and stressed the need to work as a team to stave off attacks. "The critics of farm policy and crop insurance are not going to go away," explained Conaway. "Despite some $17 billion in cuts to crop insurance, some are pushing for even more.  They bill it as reform, but we all know their real end game is to kill crop insurance." Roberts added, "Together we must be ready and willing to tell stories of the great successes" of crop insurance. Charitable Organization Selected Each year during the Annual Convention, AACI and NCIS selects a charitable organization involved in agriculture to highlight and encourages attendees to support financially through donations made during the convention. This year's charity was once again Farm Rescue. Farm Rescue provides planting and harvesting assistance to farm families that have experienced a major injury, illness or natural disaster. Our mission is to help family farmers bridge crises so they have an opportunity to continue viable operations. One of the biggest financial drains on a family is an unexpected medical injury or illness and, of course, a natural disaster. It is even more pronounced on a farm where a family's livelihood depends on the ability to plant or harvest a crop. Farm Rescue gives families a chance to continue their livelihood by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant or harvest their crop, free of charge. Bill Gross launched Farm Rescue in 2005 and provides assistance to farm families in North Dakota, South Dakota, western Minnesota and eastern Montana. Farm Rescue has assisted more than 290 farm families in crisis since 2006. The industry raised $5000 for Farm Rescue during the convention. If you would like to make a donation, or learn what other ways you can help Farm Rescue, please visit their website at www.FarmRescue.org. CROPINSURANCE TODAY® 25 http://www.FarmRescue.org

Crop Insurance Today May 2015

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“Leg Godt,” or as the Danes would say, “Play Well” (Legos and Crop Insurance)
2014 Year in Review
Florida Hosts Industry Leaders
Four Presented with Industry Awards
Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award
Jeff Meyer Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
NCIS Hosts Committee Leaders
Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Jeff Meyer Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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