WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) — A central North Dakota farmer has pleaded not guilty to crop insurance fraud.
Kent Pfaff, 58, of the Washburn area, has been released on a personal recognizance bond. U.S.
PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — A farmer in southeastern Washington is accused of collecting tens of thousands of dollars in hidden wheat sales while collecting on crop insurance for alleged losses.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated that 550,000 acres of Iowa corn will not be harvested this fall due to damage caused by the Aug...
A week after the national farm bill failed to get through the U.S. House of Representatives, local legislators say that leading up to another vote they’re focusing on funding for rural development, crop insurance, nutrition and conservation.
Crop insurance is an essential safety net for farmers. But there is a major loophole that allows the largest farmers to reap the greatest benefits from this government subsidy. Capping crop insurance subsidies would close that loophole, and do a great deal to level the playing field for farmers.