CIRB Annual Meeting Preview

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The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau 2023 Annual Meeting is coming up next week February 8-10 in Bonita Springs, Florida. CIRB’s 59th annual meeting will feature distinguished speakers and opportunities to interact with crop insurance and reinsurance industry leaders. The theme of the meeting is “It Starts With Us” and CIRB Executive Director Michael Torrey says the program will definitely …

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ZimmCast 703 – Introducing AgriCap Group, LLC

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. As you know, our theme here on AgWired has always been, “What’s new in the world of agribusiness.” And in this program we’re going to learn about a relatively new way for farmers, ag processors and cooperatives to have more control over their own risk protection. There is more to the …

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Agri-Pulse Webinar on How Precision Pays With Crop Insurance

Cindy Zimmerman

Coming up this Thursday, December 1, Agri-Pulse is offering a free webinar on “How precision pays with crop insurance. As farmers look ahead at rising operating costs and tightening margins, upcoming crop insurance decisions will be more important than ever before. Understanding how to leverage precision ag technology as part of crop insurance planning can make a difference in risk …

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CIRB Emerging Leaders Program Back on Track

Cindy Zimmerman

After having to skip a year due to the pandemic, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) got back on track for 2021-22 with a brand new crop of bright and talented industry representatives. ELP is designed for professionals in the crop insurance industry that seek to increase their knowledge and hands-on experience with key issues. …

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Crop Insurance Premium Benefit Offered for Cover Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced details of the 2022 Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) that both benefits farmers and supports climate smart production practices. Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if they planted cover crops during the 2022 crop year. To …

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CIRB Highlights Crop Insurance Industry Resilience

Cindy Zimmerman

Resilience is the theme for the 2022 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting and part of being resilient means adapting quickly to change. “As an industry, we have a desire to meet the needs of the farmers out there,” said Crop Risk Services President and CEO Brian Young, who serves as acting chair for CIRB. “So, it’s really trying …

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Preview of the 2022 CIRB Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

The 58th Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Annual Meeting is coming up this week, February 9-11, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA. CIRB Executive Vice President Mike Torrey says everyone will be happy to be in person again after having a virtual meeting last year. “Because it’s been so long since we’ve been together, …

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Crop Insurers Hear from Senate Ag Committee Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

Organizations representing crop insurance companies held a virtual joint 2021 Crop Insurance Convention this morning where they heard from the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR). American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) executive director Scott Graves welcomed Sen. Boozman, while Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) executive vice president Michael …

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CIRB Annual Meeting was Virtual Success

Cindy Zimmerman

The 57th Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Annual Meeting was a virtual success. Michael Torrey, CIRB Executive Vice President, said they were pleasantly surprised to have a record turnout for their first ever virtual meeting, which gave many more a chance to participate. “Allowing several individuals within companies, and participants from overseas, and even a lot of non-members, to …

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Role of Crop Insurance in Climate Change Policy

Cindy Zimmerman

The Role of Crop Insurance in Climate Change Policy was the theme for the closing panel of the 57th annual Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau meeting held virtually Thursday. The panel included Bruce Knight, Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC; Callie Eideberg, Environmental Defense Fund; Jonathan Coppess, University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, College of Agricultural & Consumer Economics; and Josh Tonsager, National Association …

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