​​Crop Insurance and Disaster Programs for Growers

February 2020 | 19 min., 08 sec.
by Keith Coble
Mississippi State University

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Summary

The new farm bill did not fundamentally change the U.S. crop insurance program, but in many ways, the context has changed. Lower prices, ad hoc government programs, and trade wars have dominated the scene in 2019. Producers are encouraged to evaluate farm program options and crop insurance choices for the 2020 crop year.​

About the Presenter

Keith CobleKeith Coble is a Giles Distinguished Professor and head of the Agricultural Economic Department at Mississippi State University, where he focuses on agricultural policy, insurance, and agricultural data analytics. Coble is president of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for 2019–2020. He has testified before congressional committees on three occasions regarding agricultural policy, and he served as the chief economist for the minority staff of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee during the 2013–2014 farm bill debate.​

Contact Information:
Email: coble@agecon.misstate.edu

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