Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance

Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich
News Reporter
This is Tim Hammerich of the Ag Information Network with your Farm of the Future Report.

Crop insurance is a critical risk management tool for many farmers. National Crop Insurance Services is dedicated to sharing the stories of the farmers, agents, and adjusters behind each crop insurance policy.

Flowers… “We couldn’t make it without crop insurance. I mean, we put so much money into the crop that we can’t afford to miss a crop. Or not to have a safety net if we do.”

That’s third-generation Mississippi grower Scott Flowers. He is one of the farmers that National Crop Insurance Services is interviewing about the challenges they are facing. Jim Carroll is another farmer who says he’s experienced his share of unpredictable disasters.

Carroll… “I'm a fourth-generation farmer here. It's in my blood and never want to do anything else. We use crop insurance for the fact that if something bad happens, we don't want to lose our livelihood, not being smart enough to take a little crop insurance out.”

Crop insurance protects the farmers who grow our food and fiber as well as the rural communities that rely on a thriving farm economy. Matthew Marsh explained how crop insurance helps his family operation support local jobs.

Marsh… “To have a safety net, if you will, that allows us to go out and take that risk that we're going to be able to make a crop. That's one of the only ways we can do it is to it's to know that if Mother Nature throws us a big curveball, we may have something, some way to stay in business and keep our community and our all our employees going forward to another year.”

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