Lawmakers seek crop insurance levee clarity
Four U.S. House members are asking the USDA’s Risk Management Agency to clarify its crop insurance rates for farmers who suffered damages from the flooding Missouri River last year.
They’re asking for clarity of RMA’s Breached Levee Statement, given that most of their constituents won’t have their levee repairs completed by the state crop insurance deadline.
The lawmakers also want to know if RMA will continue to pro-rate based on an actual planting date and current levee status.
The letter is signed by Congressmen Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, Don Bacon of Nebraska and Congresswoman Sharice Davis of Kansas.