Crop Insurance news
It looks to be a busy year for the Illinois Corn Growers Association and other commodity groups as key federal and state legislative issues will be at the forefront.
Despite the rocky start by the 118th Congress, a majority staffer is optimistic about the prospects of a new farm bill.
The 2023 American Farm Bureau Convention wrapped up in Puerto Rico. I can think of no better way to kick off a new year than with the Farm Bureau family — and what an awesome time we had!
The new House majority will keep the focus on farming in the next farm bill, said Republican Rep. Jim Banks.
The development of the new farm bill in 2023 will be impacted by the work of the Congressional Budget Office.
In a time of volatility, managing risk remains a priority for farmers and ranchers, and new analysis from the American Farm Bureau Federation examines several farm bill risk management tools included in Title I, explaining their impact and importance to farmers.
“Saving” is a common thread running through many of the educational seminars at the 2023 Fort Wayne Farm Show.
When January rolls around and members of the 118th U.S. Congress return to Washington, two Illinois lawmakers who have been strong for agriculture will be missing from the ranks.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans for additional emergency relief and pandemic assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA.
Each year, Steve Pitstick develops a plan for his farm and adjusts during the growing season based on the conditions. “The real key to being a good farmer is being able to adjust on the fly,” said Pitstick, who farms about 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans near Maple Park.
Farmers who make a crop hail insurance policy part of their risk management portfolio have an additional benefit that they, hopefully, will never have to use.
The new farm bill, conservation programs and regulations are among the areas the Illinois Farm Bureau has focused on in working on behalf of Prairie State farmers.
It’s been a historic year for the Illinois Corn Growers Association as it celebrated its 50th anniversary this past summer, and the organization continues advocating on behalf of farmers.
Educating state and national legislators about important issues for farmers is one of several goals for the Illinois Soybean Association. “One of the biggest things with the new farm bill coming up is keeping the crop insurance,” said Steve Pitstick.
Crop insurance protection, market access and nutrition programs were among the top priorities expressed in a farm bill listening session held during the Illinois State Fair’s Agriculture Day.