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Officials say small changes to crop insurance could help farmers

Could changes to this year’s crop insurance impact local farmers?

The changes to that insurance are slight and farmers will be in fields getting ready for this year’s season sooner than you think.

With the passage of a new farm bill in congress, farm bureau officials said there are only slight changes to crop insurance.

They said one of the changes will make it easier for a farmer that has land in multiple counties.

“That helps bring your costs down a little bit,” said First Bankers Trust Farm Manager Rick Edwards. “You could be farming two farms side by side but they be in different counties and you’d have to carry one farm in one county differently than one in the other county and that made your premiums a little higher.”

Edwards said farmers will have until about mid march to sign up with the new insurance.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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