Federal Crop Insurance Program http://hppr.org en What was your county’s crop insurance payout in 2012? http://hppr.org/post/what-was-your-county-s-crop-insurance-payout-2012 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At $200 per acre, Trego County, KS topped the list of High Plains counties in per acre crop insurance payments in 2012.&nbsp; Other top counties were Wallace County, KS at $157 per acre and Rawlins County, KS at $127 per acre.&nbsp; All three are in Northwest Kansas.&nbsp; At the bottom is the list was Hemphill County, TX in the northeast corner of the Panhandle with just $1 per acre on only 13,400 planted acres.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 05:50:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 21240 at http://hppr.org What was your county’s crop insurance payout in 2012? Report criticizes incentives in the Federal Crop Insurance Program http://hppr.org/post/report-criticizes-incentives-federal-crop-insurance-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Farmers across the country received a record breaking 17.3 billion dollars in federal crop insurance payouts after last year’s drought. &nbsp;While the payments were critical for the financial well-being of farmers, the National Resource</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s Defense Council</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has issued a <strong><a href="http://www.nrdc.org/media/2013/130827.asp?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NRDCPressReleases+%28NRDC+Press+Releases%29 (NRDC press release) http://www.nrdc.org/water/your-soil-matters/" target="_blank">report</a></strong> critical of the structure of the </span><a href="http://www.rma.usda.gov/fcic/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Federal Crop Insurance Program</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (FCIP).</span> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 05:43:03 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 21044 at http://hppr.org Report criticizes incentives in the Federal Crop Insurance Program