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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Mar 14, 2013 05:49 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Crop Insurance Fraud Gains a Higher Profile

The Associated Press this week carried a story about continuing investigations and arrests in North Carolina, where dozens of insurance agents, claims adjusters, brokers and farmers reportedly have defrauded USDA of at least $100 million in phony crop insurance claims.

Defenders of the program point out that "there's always fraud in the crop insurance system" but that the fraud is not pervasive. However, one of the individuals involved in the scam had a different ...

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