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Crop Insurance Needs Tweaks
Mon Dec 23, 2013 07:29 AM CST

ST LOUIS (DTN) -- The federal crop insurance program can be stronger, Brandon Willis, administrator for USDA's Risk Management Agency told attendees at the National Grain and Feed Association's Country Elevator Conference in St. Louis this week.

"Most (farm bill) titles will see cuts," Willis said. "The one with an increase is crop insurance. We will continue to shift our focus to offering new products to customers. Farmers should have skin in the game, but there is room for tweaks to allow farmers to produce with a safety net and to respond to the market."

Federal crop insurance has come ...

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