The Global Ag office will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, February 21.
Improper Payment Rates Continue to Decline
The 2016 improper payment rate for crop insurance fell to 2.02%, a decline from the 2015 rate of 2.2%, according to data from the USDA Risk Management Agency. "It proves how efficient the current system is, and it proves that crop insurance is a well-run public-private partnership," said NCIS President Tom Zacharias.
This data is particularly meaningful when compared to other USDA programs such as:
You can also view the improper payment rates of other government programs by going to: PaymentAccuracy.gov.
Spokane RO Updated Crop Fact Sheets
RMA’s Spokane, WA Regional Office has released the following crop fact sheets:
Rep. Peterson Anticipates Agreement on 2018 Farm Bill
Representative Collin Peterson, D-Minn., does not think the 2018 farm bill will create disagreement in the industry, because he foresees little change from the existing policies. Peterson said he is a strong advocate of crop insurance, stating that a system without crop insurance would mean only wealthy people could farm.