Agri-Pulse Newsmakers – USDA’s Emergency Relief Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Episode 15 of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is out with a focus on USDA’s Emergency Relief Program announced this week and how that impacts the crop insurance program.

The Department of Agriculture rolled out a $6 billion program aimed at helping producers who suffered disasters in 2020 and 2021. USDA’s Gloria Montaño Greene joins the program to discuss what producers should know about how they might receive assistance and takes a look at the broader risk management portfolio under the federal government’s umbrella.

Then, Tom Sell with Combest, Sell & Associates and Tara Smith with Michael Torrey Associates discuss the implications of disasters on the crop insurance program, the prospects of permanent disaster relief legislation and their concerns about actuarial soundness.

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