AG POLICY NEWS
Buffering Crop Insurance
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Feb 11, 2013 05:09 PM CST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (DTN) -- The acting director of USDA's Risk Management Agency told crop insurers Monday that he wants to see crop insurance coverage continue to expand for farmers, but that will require focus on rooting out waste, fraud and abuse as well as expanding coverage for more crops, such as organic producers.

Also, USDA, the crop-insurance industry and people in agriculture in general need to do a better job communicating and educating the public on the value of crop insurance.

Brandon Willis, a former aide to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, took over last month as head of ...

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