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Farm Bill May Include Improvements to Crop Insurance

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Senator John Hoeven says when a farm bill finally makes it through Congress, it will likely include improvements to crop insurance.

He says he and his colleagues have been able to work with the administrator of the Risk Management Agency, which oversees crop insurance, to simplify some of the rules.

"Under the old rule you could qualify for prevented plant crop insurance as long as you planted and harvested a crop one out of four years. But then they had this provision that said it only counts if it's a normal weather year. Well define normal weather in North Dakota, right, it's so variable you can't do it," Senator John Hoeven.

Hoeven says they were able to eliminate that provision and it should work better for farmers and ranchers.

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