FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:28 AM CDT

Risk Management Agency officials are walking a balancing act with county-based group plans in 2014. They've unleashed a slew of changes in the group-risk plans GRP and GRIP, as I mentioned in my last post, including combining the policies into a new Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) plan starting with the new crop year. It's an effort to appease critics but also to expand what has been a popular revenue protection concept for the next farm bill.

Where they are available--and in many parts of the country they aren't--ARPI plans will continue to be insurance favorites with irrigators and some of ...

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