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National Crop Insurance Services launches new website

Crop insurance policies protect nine out of every 10 planted acres of principle crops

National Crop Insurance Services has launched a new website at CropInsurance101.org that aims to be an easily-accessible resource where visitors can learn more about the history of crop insurance, download fact sheets, or find a glossary of common terms. As part of this initiative, NCIS also debuted a new Crop Insurance 101 video that explains how crop insurance works.

The Crop Insurance 101 website was officially launched at a congressional briefing this week hosted by the new House Crop Insurance Caucus. 

Created by Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, and Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, this bipartisan caucus will provide a forum for all members to learn more about the value of the public-private partnership that makes crop insurance unique while encouraging bipartisan collaboration to strengthen this program for rural America.

Members of the caucus include: Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Mike Bost, R-Ill., Salud Carbajal, D-Calif., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Angie Craig, D-Minn., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Jefferson Van Drew, D-N.J.

Illinois farmer Ron Moore provided congressional staff at the briefing with a first-hand perspective of the importance of crop insurance.

“The crop insurance program is a critical tool to protect against the risks that come with farming,” Moore said. “As the rural economy faces another tough year, it is encouraging to see members of Congress from both sides of the aisle come together to stand up for America’s farmers.”

Crop insurance policies protect nine out of every 10 planted acres of principle crops.

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