A news release today from National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) noted in part that, “With the fate of the 2012 Farm Bill still in question and the worst drought in decades fresh in people’s minds, the Crop Insurance Industry is announcing a new website that will serve as a focal point for groups to show their support for crop insurance.
“‘Crop insurance has grown to become the most important tool farmers and ranchers have to manage risk,’ noted Tom Zacharias, NCIS president. ‘As the Farm Bill continues to be discussed, there’s no better time than the present to show your support for this critical risk management tool,’ he said.
“The website (www.SupportCropInsurance.org) will serve as a platform allowing organizations, farmers, agents, small businesses and others to sign an open letter to Congress in support of crop insurance. The letter is similar to one that was sent to Congress earlier this summer from major farm and commodity organizations.”
Also from NCIS today: “NCIS and the private crop insurance companies sponsor dozens of schools each year to train crop insurance loss adjusters on industry procedures. These classroom and field sessions ensure uniformity and accuracy in the adjustment process.”
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