March 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS Area crop insurance agents are breathing a little easier. Continue Reading
December 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Many ingredients go into the rocket fuel that pushes land values and rents to the moon: commodity prices, aggressive local farmers, excess machinery capacity, cheap labor, low interest rates, federal farm program benefits. A new, major ingredient, however, is federal crop insurance. Continue Reading
October 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic
For four generations, members of the Bainbridge family have farmed in the fields west of Ethan. Lewis Bainbridge, a member of the third generation, remembers stories from a time when the future of his family’s farm was far from certain.
September 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Some upper Midwest farmers who thought they caught a break when the federal government eased crop insurance rules for land hit by prolonged flooding are finding it isn’t as easy to cash in as they first thought. Continue Reading
August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON This year’s historic drought is turning the spotlight on an obscure form of aid for America’s farmers: federal crop insurance.
May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
If one group has its way, they would take the crop-insurance program back decades to a time of inefficiencies, overspending and near failure by replacing, in part or in whole, professional private-sector crop insurance agents with federal employees. Continue Reading
March 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic
BROOKINGS With the March 15 Spring Wheat Crop Insurance deadline just a few weeks away, the month of February is a good time for South Dakota wheat growers to review their insurance needs and decide what insurance package is right for them, says Matthew Diersen, professor of Economics at South Dakota State University. Continue Reading