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Crop Insurance Defense - 2
Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Tue Mar 4, 2014 01:41 PM CST

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Farmers nervous about a slew of weather issues this spring expect to lock in higher insurance levels. Others are bracing for the normal damage from hail or just setting a foundation in the event of a sudden catastrophe. Most of the U.S. spring-planted crops have until March 17 to be signed up for crop insurance coverage, but what choices growers make depend on their own individual risk and willingness to bear it.

"Last year, we went to 85% coverage for the first time and we'll probably do that again," said Terry Jones, of Williamsburg, Iowa, who ...

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