Crop insurance and CRP in the farm bill – Voice Of Muscatine

Crop insurance and CRP in the farm bill

A leader with USDA says there has been some bipartisan support for crop insurance in farm bill discussions.

Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, says the crop insurance title could be strengthened to help producers facing extreme drought and higher risks of flooding. “We’re always looking for ways to tweak the program,” he said, “make it work better, provide more opportunities for more diverse producers.”

Speaking to Brownfield in Washington, D.C., he says support for the Conservation Reserve Program should also be a priority.

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