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Farmers Stress Insurance Needs
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 12, 2013 08:05 AM CST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (DTN) -- A reoccurring theme at the Crop Insurance Industry annual meeting this week is "do no harm" as insurance agents, company officials, farmers and agricultural lobbyists gather to talk about the state of the industry.

Without passage of a farm bill last year, crop insurers see a greater risk of more cuts to their programs despite taking billions of dollars in cuts three years ago when USDA renegotiated its contract with the industry. Insurers also took cuts in the 2008 farm bill.

But crop insurance premiums and indemnities continue to soar, costing more taxpayer dollars in ...

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