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Crop Insurance Update from USDA RMA at CIRB

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Martin Barbre gave an update to Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) members during their annual meeting last week.

One of the big topics of discussion was the recently announced availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. “We’re trying to get to a level where we can insure producers’ costs and keep them coming back for next year,” said Barbre. “We don’t have a lot of data to build this thing on. As we go forward and have more data we’ll be able to refine it and make it more appropriate for each area of the country.”

Interview with Martin Barbre, Administrator, USDA Risk Management Agency
Interview with Martin Barbre, RMA (4:57)

Photos

2020 CIRB Annual Meeting Photo Album

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