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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 6, 2014 06:03 PM CST

A few people have commented that they didn't know exactly what the farm bill did in crop insurance. There is perception that crop insurance takes a cut. That's actually the opposite of what happened in crop-insurance programs. For the most part, those programs and options for producers are propped up. The final bill also does not include any income means testing for crop insurance premium subsidies despite the initial language in the Senate version of the bill.

The Congressional Budget Office calculated crop insurance costs increase about $5.7 billion over 10 years under the bill, totaling $89.8 billion over 10 ...

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