FARM BUSINESS NEWS
High Tab Creates a Target
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Feb 14, 2013 08:06 AM CST

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (DTN) -- Ask most farmers and ag lenders in America what's their top priority in the next farm bill and the universal response will be to keep today's crop insurance intact. Some 700 farm leaders and executives attending the Farm Credit Council annual meeting in San Diego this week reinforced that view -- even though speakers and staff cautioned that the high tab due to the massive 2012 drought makes some cuts highly likely.

"Crop insurance is the largest component of the cost of farm programs today and it is a sitting duck for deficit reduction," Robert ...

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