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Agri-Pulse Newsmakers: March 1, 2024: Commodity Classic leaders discuss priorities

This year's Commodity Classic crowd set a record as members of the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers gathered in Houston. Leaders of all five organizations sat down with Agri-Pulse Newsmakers at the Pivot Bio booth on the trade show floor to discuss the farm bill, government funding, trade, regulatory issues and more.

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Organic crop insurance policies by county

Organic_Map.pngMany consider crop insurance to be the most important part of the farm safety net and USDA’s Risk Management Agency has continued to expand this public private partnership with more types of coverage options—especially for organic producers.

The first organic crop insurance policies were written in 2002, but the 2014 farm bill required USDA to establish organic price elections for all organic crops.

The number of organic policies sold continues to grow, from about 54 hundred to over 11 thousand in 2022.

According to USDA, those policies covered nearly two million acres.

This map shows where the highest number of organic insurance policies were sold by county last year.

Some of the states with the most policies sold include California, Washington, and Texas. Montana and Texas both had over 200-thousand acres covered by insurance. Four other states had over 100-thousand acres covered.

Wheat, corn, and soybeans are three of the most common organic crops insured.

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