Washington Insider-- Monday
Mon Dec 30, 2013 06:13 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

2013 Crop Insurance Indemnities Pass $7.5 Billion

U.S. crop insurance indemnities for 2013 crops hit $7.556 billion as of Dec. 23, up 6% from the prior week but still well behind the level of payouts for 2012 crops that were seen at this point one year ago, according to Risk Management Agency (RMA) data.

Corn payouts have edged up to $2.658 billion, up more than 12% from the prior week while wheat indemnities at $2.182 billion were up less than 1%. ...

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