Specialty crop farmers say crop insurance is the only option to protect their farms during challenging years.
“We buy crop insurance, and we pray we don’t need it.”
Michigan farmer Greg Ackerman represented the U.S. Dry Bean Council during this week’s Senate Ag Committee farm bill hearing.
“For dry beans in particular, they’re not covered anywhere else other than crop insurance, he says. “If we have a complete disaster, then ad hoc kicks in.”
Minnesota grower Neil Rockstad serves as the American Sugarbeet Growers Association Vice President.