|2011 Crop Insurance|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Thursday, 24 February 2011 11:35|
Farmers will pay more more money for better crop insurance coverage this year.
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"Producers in the very worst (flooded) areas were saying $50 an acre wasn't adequate with rising input costs. So, we're hoping the 70 dollar coverage helps cover that to some degree. Having said that, we know that many producers put far more than that in (input costs), but at least it gives you that base coverage," says Bjornerud.
NDP Leader and Agriculture critic Dwaine Lingenfelter supports the higher unseeded acreage benefit, but says it should be retroactive to cover the 8 million plus acres of land that were too wet to seed last year.
"That would stimulate the economy in areas that were flooded to really help
families get their crops seeded when spring comes,"says Lingenfelter.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2011 09:47|