January 24, 2020

Crop insurance for … poultry? Coons pushes idea- The (Salisbury) Daily Times Reports

Categories: Farm Bill

Via The Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)- “Congress wants to find out if a federal crop insurance program is feasible when the crop in question is chickens or turkeys.

“An amendment to the farm bill, recently passed by both the House and Senate, calls for a report drawn up for Congress on whether a federal program should be launched to insure poultry growers ‘against business disruptions caused by integrator bankruptcy‘ or by ‘a catastrophic event.’

The provision in the bill was championed by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. In a news conference Tuesday, Coons said he envisions an insurance program that would have helped growers for Allen Family Foods when the Sussex County-based company went bankrupt in 2011.”

Full report available here.


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