enables farmers to rebound quickly after a disaster and is the only safety net available to all types and sizes
of farmers in all regions. Unlike other farm programs or ad hoc disaster assistance that is 100% paid for by
the taxpayer, crop insurance losses are shared by farmers, private sector companies and the government.
Furthermore, without crop insurance most farmers cannot qualify for the operating loans needed to put
crops in the ground.
Background on Crop Insurance
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