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2018

February 6, 2018
Crop Insurance Acreage Sets New Mark in 2017 ...more

February 5, 2018
Chairman Conaway Sets Sights on March Farm Bill Vote Vows to Defend Successful Crop Insurance System ...more
Crop Insurers Kick Off Annual Meeting with ‘Risk Management Minute’ Video ...more

2017

June 5, 2017
As Farm Bill Discussions Get Underway, NCIS Unveils Updated Website. ...more

February 24, 2017
Cost-Sharing, Public-Private Partnership Set Crop Insurance Apart ...more

2016

August 3, 2016
New Video Spotlights Public Support for U.S. Farmers, Farm Policy ...more

May 10, 2016
New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Farmers, Farm Policy, Crop Insurance ...more

February 17, 2016
Economists Discuss Farm Policy Amid Falling Crop Prices ... more

February 16, 2016
USDA: Public-Private Partnership Has Strengthened Crop Insurance and Reduced Waste .. more
Crop Insurers Celebrate Past Success, Set Sights on future ... more
Senate Ag Chair encourages Greater Outreach, Education to Counter Attacks on Crop Insurance ... more

2015

September 29, 2015
Press Releases:
‘Crop Insurance: Just the Facts’ Update Released at Global Conference ... more
Technology, Sustainability, and Insurance Essential to Agriculture’s Future .. more
Library of Congress Adds Crop Insurance Website to Its Historical Collection .. more

September 28, 2015
Press Releases:
NCIS Outlines History of U.S. Farm Policy for International Guests ... more
Congressional Leaders Tout Crop Insurance at International Ag Conference ... more
USDA Secretary Kicks Off International Crop Insurance Conference ... more

June 25, 2015
Farmers Help Fund $14 Billion of the Farm Safety Net in 2014 ... more

April 21, 2015
Former USDA Chief Economist Discusses 40-Year Career, Farm Policy in New Videos ... more

February 10, 2015
Ag Groups Ready to Work Together to Defend Crop Insurance ... more

February 9, 2015
Crop Insurers’ Returns In Question ... more
New Congressional Ag Leaders Pledge to Protect & Strengthen Crop Insurance, Encourage Teamwork to Address Challenges Ahead ...more
Crop Insurers to Leave No Attack on Crop Insurance Unchallenged in 2015 .. more

February 6, 2015
ICYMI: Farmers Grow Fla. Jobs, Crop Insurance Protects Them - 02-06-2015 .. more

2014

December 10, 2014
Private-Sector Delivery Essential to Crop Insurance's Future - December 10, 2014.. more

November 12, 2014
Affordability of Crop Insurance Policies focus of New Video.. more

October 31, 2014
New NCIS Video: Availability Key to Crop Insurance’s Future.. more

June 2, 2014
2013 Year in Review: New Policy and Coverage Milestones for Crop Insurance ...more

February 18, 2014
2014 Farm Bill Changes to Crop Insurance Detailed in Newly Released “Crop Insurance: Just the Facts” ...more

January 28, 2014
Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Committee Report ...more

2013

September 24, 2013
New NCIS Video:  Crop Insurance By The Numbers ...more

September 11, 2013
NCIS Responds to OIG Prevented Planting Report. .. more

The following statement should be attributed to Tom Zacharias, president, National Crop Insurance Services, in response to the Bloomberg News series on crop insurance: ...more

September 9, 2013
 America’s Farmers Bounce Back from Record Drought of 2012 - New Video Highlights Success of Crop Insurance in Managing Disaster ...more

May 6, 2013
Farmers Shoulder Nearly $17 Billion in Losses in 2012 ..more

March 5, 2013
New Video: Criticisms Against Farmers Who Purchase Crop Insurance Naïve, Untrue ...more
Farmers Respond to Environmental Working Group Accusations ...more

March 1, 2013
Farmers Rely On Crop Insurance When Nature Turns on Them ...more

February 28, 2013
Despite Record Losses Crop Insurance Program Remains Strong:
March 15 Sales Closing Deadline for Most Spring Crops ... more

February 14, 2013
Growing Global Food Demand Underscores Importance of Crop Insurance ...more

February 13, 2013
2012 Crop Insurance Indemnities Set New Record, But Are Far Lower Than Critics Warned ...more

February 12, 2013
Farm Leaders Again Urge ‘Do No Harm’ to Crop Insurance; Reaffirm Crop Insurance as a ‘Top Priority’ in Farm Bill ...more

Under Secretary Scuse Commends Crop Insurance Providers for a Job Well Done ...more

Crop Insurance Wins High Praise from Farmer Leaders ..more

February 11, 2013
Industry Leaders Say Crop Insurance Remains Strong Despite Back to Back Losses; Praise Agents and Adjusters for Success of Program ... more

USDA Official: Crop Insurance Benefits All Americans .. more

Max Erickson Awarded the Crop Insurance Industry Outstanding Service Award ...more

Larry Heitman Presented Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award ...more

James Deal Presented Crop Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award ...more

Greg Burger Presented Crop Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award ...more

Linda Vickers Presented Crop Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award ...more

2012

October 10, 2012
Crop Insurance Industry Announces New Crop Insurance Activism Website
NCIS releases video on role adjusters play in getting help to farmers ...more

October 02, 2012
$2 Billion in Indemnity Payments Already in the Hands of Farmers - New video offers insight into dramatic losses in the Heartland ... more

July 18, 2012
Crop Insurers Reassure Farmers As Drought Worsens ... more

May 31, 2012
EWG Study A Reckless Attack on Farmers' Best Risk Management Tool ...more

May 22, 2012
NCIS Unveils Third in Video Series, Spotlight On Historic Midwest Flooding ..more

May 17, 2012
House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Told ‘Outstanding Success Story’ of Crop Insurance ....more

May 14, 2012
NCIS Unveils Second in Video Series, Spotlight On Texas Drought ....more

May 4, 2012
The redesign of the Crop Insurance Keeps America Growing website is now live! ...more

April 24, 2012
NCIS Unveils First in Series of Videos On Nuts and Bolts of Crop Insurance ....more

April 12, 2012
NCIS Statement on Unpopular Cap Proposal ...more

March 15, 2011
Crop Insurance Leader Urges Congress to Do No Harm - Steve Rutledge told the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

February 27, 2012
Crop Insurance Claims Break $10 Billion Barrier
Farmers Gear Up for 2012 Planting

February 14, 2012
Dr. Mark Lange, Chairman of the National Cotton Council, talks about how valuable private sector delivery of crop insurance is to U.S. farmers... more (audio)

February 8, 2012
Dr. Keith Collins talks about the growing value of crop insurance…more (audio)

Raleigh News-Observer - Opinion/Editorial - Dr. Keith Collins, "Crop insurance's growing value.. more

January 24, 2012
2011 Indemnity Payments Eclipse $9 billion, Set New Record.

January 5, 2012
The Garden City Telegram Opinion/Editorial – Jay Armstrong, “Unique Situations on the Farm” – December 24, 2011 ...more

2011

September 21, 2011
Only days left for fall crop insurance decision.

September 19, 2011
In response to the Deficit Reduction Plan unveiled today by President Obama, Tom Zacharias, President of National Crop Insurance Services, released the following statement: ...more

September 8, 2011
Fall Crop Insurance Deadline Nears.

May 3, 2011
Posted:
The Wichita Eagle -  Spending in Tough Times Must Reflect Primary Needs of Citizens, Nation ... more

Crop Insurance Opinion/Editorial - Traverse City Record Eagle - March 8, 2011... more

March 8, 2011
Crop Insurance Opinion/Editorial - Traverse City Record Eagle - March 8, 2011.

February 15, 2011
Greg Meek Presented the NCIS Membership Services Award.
 Joel Weiss Presented Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award.
 Mike Gaynier Awarded the Crop Insurance Industry Outstanding Service Award.

February 14, 2011
Crop Insurance Deadline Near - Farmers Encouraged to See Agent Soon.

February 11, 2011
NCIS Response to February 6, 2011 Los Angeles Times Article.

January 24, 2011
Crop Insurance Industry Agrees USDA’s Good Performance Program Benefits Farmers

 

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2010

September 24, 2010
NCIS Announces Two New Senior Officers

September 16, 2010
Fall crop insurance deadline nears - SURE reward those who invest in high levels of crop insurance protection.

August 24, 2010
Bob Parkerson to retire as NCIS President on August 31 - Tom Zacharias to be named President

June 14, 2010
Crop Insurance Companies Still Very Concerned with Components of the Standard Resinsurance Agreement

April 4, 2010
Industry Calls for Long Term Analysis in Judging Crop Insurance Market Performance.

February 24, 2010
Private Industry Still Sees Wide Gap in SRA Negotiations.

Avtar Gill Awarded the Crop Insurance Industry Outstanding Service Award.

Gene Grimsley Presented Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award

January 29, 2010
Crop insurance deadline approaches SURE eligibility at stake.

January 20, 2010
Fundamental Problems Exist with the USDA’s Proposed 2011 Standard Reinsurance Agreement - Private Industry Seeks Solutions

January 12, 2010
Crop Insurance Protects Freeze-Damaged Crops in Florida Against Coldest Temperatures in 20 Years.
 

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2009

December 10, 2010
RMA SRA presentations - December 10, 2009

November 19, 2009
Farmers unable to harvest urged to contact crop insurance agents before December 10.

September 8, 2009
Multiple Deadlines Facing Farmers Fall Crop Insurance Decisions Due

July 20, 2009
Record Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments in 2008

May 8, 2009
Illinois Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments.

Indiana Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Iowa Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Kansas Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Minnesota Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Missouri Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Nebraska Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

North Dakota Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Ohio Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

South Dakota Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

Texas Farmers Receive Significant Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments

March 16, 2009
Crop Insurance Industry Donates Money to Hidden Harvest Charity.

February 27, 2009
Industry Opposes Proposed Cuts to Federal Crop Insurance Program.

February 24, 2009
2008 Crop Insurance Indemnity Payments Near $6.5 Billion.

February 17, 2009
Spring crop insurance deadline nears - No federal disaster aid without crop insurance.

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2008

December 3, 2008
Profitability and Effectiveness Analysis - 2008 Update Grant Thornton Report(Nov.25, 2008)

August 11, 2008
Fall crop insurance required for disaster eligibility in 2009 - No coverage on wheat and barley now, means no disaster aid next year.

March 11, 2008
Insurance Deadline Approaching Fast

February 29, 2008
Crop Insurance deadline March 17

February 15, 2008
Linneman Receives Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award.

January 14, 2008
AGR Deadline Near for Rhode Island Producers

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2007

November 14, 2007
Fall crop insurance deadline near.

September 11, 2007
Wheat prices soar in price war for planting intentions - Crop Insurance becomes more important.

September 5, 2007
Price volatility fuels interest in crop insurance - October 1 deadline for fall planted crops.

May 30, 2007
Crop Insurance Integrity Focus of Stepped-Up Campaign.

March 6, 2007
Conlon Receives Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award.

February 1, 2007
High crop prices raise the stakes - Spring crop insurance deadline.

 

2006

November 2, 2006
New Pasture and Hayland Forage Insurance Programs Available in PA - November 30 sing-up deadline.

September 19, 2006
Crop Insurance Price Elections Increased.

September 6, 2006
Crop insurance deadline nears - Fraud detection goes high tech.

June 29, 2006
Crop Insurance claims will follow floods.

June 14, 2006
For farmers, there's a lot at stake on Acreage Reports - Crop insurance reporting matters.

Acreage Reports matter to farmers - A lot at stake in crop insurance forms.

May 24, 2006
Crop Insurance Integrity Focus of Stepped-Up Campaign.

February 22, 2006
Crop insurance deadline nears
Meetings to Educate Farmers on Soybean Rust

February 7, 2006
Meetings to Educate Farmers on Soybean Rust.

February 2, 2006
New CD explains AGR-Lite Free from PDA.

January 25, 2006
Group Risk Income Protection expanded - New revenue insurance tied to county averages.

January 13, 2006
Meetings to Educate Farmers on Soybean Rust.

January 10, 2006
Whole farm insurance expanded, improved - AGR-Lite may help lower crop insurance costs.

 

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