Which coverage will you choose for 2013 crop insurance?

After last year's drought, and the possibility of drought conditions in 2013, crop insurance has been a hot topic. With the sign-up date just over a month away, we'd like to know your intentions for coverage in the coming year? Will you insure at the highest level? Will you use federal AND supplemental coverage for your crops? Or, maybe you won't use any crop insurance. Take the poll and let us know!

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Anonymous
on Feb 20, 2013

The security that crop insurance gives also bites from the backdoor, There are rents being offered and taken that are not justifiable if there was not the insurance program. Eventually these bids trickle down to everyone, from renter to real estate buyer. How much corn with its high inputs would be grown in the high risk areas? Long term over 20+ years does this really benefit most farmers who do not farm swamps or the row cropper of the old wheat country? I take enterprise for the market protection as well as the weather protection. So far during my 25 years of farming I would be money ahead if I had never purchased it. I would contend land input cost would be lower if USDA was not subsidizing part of its cost.

Anonymous
on Feb 11, 2013

Crop insurance is a given with high input costs and uncertain market prices.

Anonymous
on Feb 9, 2013

crop ins. is a vital tool in production ag

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