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Crop Insurance Proposal
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Aug 27, 2013 02:50 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. farmers would be able to get reduced crop insurance premiums by taking steps to manage soil health as a risk-management strategy as part of a pilot program the Natural Resources Defense Council is expected to propose to the U.S. Risk Management Agency.

NRDC officials announced the plan Tuesday during a press conference on the release of a study looking at how the current federal crop insurance program encourages farmers to turn to crop insurance to manage weather-related crop risks rather than taking steps to improve conservation and soil health.

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