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Farmers rolling dice with crop insurance

Author: Kristy

Farmers would farm without insurance, but it makes their lives easier

The federal crop insurance program is a taxpayer-subsidized program that helps protect farmers against loss in income from poor crop prices or poor yields. (somewherepostculture.com)

Kristy Foster Seachrist, Farm and Dairy | March 6, 2014

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most farmers say they would farm without crop insurance, but it makes their lives a little easier. Without the backup of crop insurance, they say, their business and livelihood might not survive.

“It’s been tremendous protection,” said Fred Pond, an Ohio farmer in Van Wert and Paulding counties. ”It’s as important as a tractor and a combine. I wouldn’t farm without it.”

The federal crop insurance program is a taxpayer-subsidized program that helps protect farmers against loss in income from poor crop prices or poor yields. READ MORE

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