Senate budget chairman proposes streamlined crop insurance
FARGO, N.D. -- Federal crop insurance is essential to U.S. agriculture, but the insurance can be made simpler and easier to use, said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
Conrad proposes to combine the Supplemental Revenue Assurance and Average Crop Revenue Election programs into a single, streamlined program that protects against what he called "shallow losses."
Conrad spoke earlier this month at a conference on crop insurance in Fargo, N.D.
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