Crop insurance support strengthens

Producers find stability, risk mitigation and lifeline through public/private partnership.

Crop insurance is now the cornerstone of U.S. farm policy, and farmers are hoping it will stay that way. The cost-sharing structure and the unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the private sector are key to the success of crop insurance, according to National Crop Insurance Services president Tom Zacharias.

Zacharias, who recently spoke at the 2017 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, said crop insurance has become popular on Capitol Hill and in rural America

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