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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Jan 3, 2013 02:31 PM CST

CHICAGO (DTN) -- It's not often that you can say you get more for your money, but that's been the case with recent federal crop insurance coverage levels. If you want to know what you're buying, compare policy coverage on a cost per $100 of coverage, crop insurance experts advise.

Escalating commodity prices pushed the 2013 federal crop insurance corn guarantee to $5.68 at planting. That raised a typical Indiana corn grower's minimum coverage to about $724 per acre, based on proven yield of 170 bushels and a 75% Revenue Protection policy in 2012. The grower spent $15.63 per acre ...

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