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Ag Leaders Work to Defend Crop Insurance Representatives of various agricultural groups in Washington, D.C. also voiced support for crop insurance during the annual convention. The session was designed to give crop insurers perspective not only from Capitol Hill, but also from farmers across the country. "We want crop insurance for all commodities in all states. It's very clear every commodity wants to have crop insurance," said American Farm Bureau Federation's Mary Kay Thatcher.  "Our farming members are by and large very happy with the crop insurance options in front of them," added Bev Paul of the American Soybean Association. The message was consistent with a letter that more than 30 groups had sent to Congressional committees expressing disappointment in the president's budget proposal that undermined crop insurance. In the letter, they explained "budget levels currently in place for crop insurance ensure the affordability and availability of risk protection, while maintaining the viability of private-sector delivery." Indeed, these three tenets of affordability, availability, and viability were mentioned as the key to keeping the crop insurance system working effectively and efficiently. Another takeaway from panelists was the importance of sticking together and building alliances to make sure crop insurers can continue to offer a variety of options to farmers.   "Our focus in the years to come will be defending what we have," said Robbie Minnich of the National Cotton Council of America. Host of the Golf Channel's "Feherty," author and former professional golfer, David Feherty, provided great entertainment for the attendees this year. He told stories of his time as a player and commentator for PGA events and talked about his Troops First Foundation. The Foundation stages events for wounded Special Forces, Green Berets and other U.S. heroes involving golf, hunting, bicycling and skiing. "Losing a limb, or the ability to use a limb, is one thing," he said. "But the dignity they lose with it is perhaps even more important. And to be able to give them some of that dignity back is my mission with these days." 26 MAY2015 Brandon Willis, Administrator of the Risk Management Agency provided an update on the 2014 Farm Bill implementation.

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 - Four Presented with Industry Awards
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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 - NCIS Hosts Committee Leaders
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Crop Insurance Today May 2015 - Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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