NEWS
SCO Sticker Shock
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Jan 28, 2015 09:31 AM CST

AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- The normal weather around Chris Nemec's central Texas farm vacillates between "constant drought and intermediate flooding," he likes to say. Despite those extremes, Nemec -- who farms with his father Don and brother Andrew -- won't be taking the government up on its new crop insurance offering this season.

What's more, the Nemecs aren't the only ones saying "no thanks" to the Supplemental Coverage Option, even though it was specifically designed to help growers in high-risk regions cover shallow losses, crop insurance agents report.

SHALLOW-LOSS SOLUTION

While growers throughout the Midwest routinely purchase 80% or 85% ...

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