FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Explaining the Farm Bill
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:14 AM CST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (DTN) -- Crop insurance agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year.

USDA's Farm Service Agency has to develop rules for the new commodity programs, but they will cover the 2014 crops while any changes to crop insurance will begin with the 2015 crop, key industry officials said here this week at the annual crop insurance convention.

The new farm bill requires crop farmers to make a five-year choice between the Agricultural Risk Coverage ...

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