Crop Insurance Education for Capitol Hill

Kelly MarshallCrop Insurance

National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) is hoping to educate new Congressional staff members and the media about what crop insurance means to American farmers. To that end they’ve created  an informational video featuring the knowledge of Tom Zacharias, President of NCIS.

“Farming is no easy task. It is one of the riskiest enterprises in the world, defined by uncontrollable conditions that are unlike any other profession. Bad weather, blight, insects, natural disasters, price fluctuations, and global subsidization all make it hard to make a living as a farmer,” NCIS explains.

“That’s where crop insurance comes in. It’s basically no different than auto insurance or homeowner’s insurance. Banks require farmers to purchase it, just as they require insurance from homebuyers.”

Learn more to share more at Crop Insurance 101.