Farmer: crop insurance ensures we don’t go backward

Farmers continue to urge Congress to protect crop insurance and other safety net measures in the 2023 Farm Bill.

Keevin Lemenager farms in Monrovia, Indiana and serves as chairman of the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) Membership and Policy Committee.

“Crop insurance is very important. Even when we go get loans at banks, they require crop insurance for certain amounts of lending and it secures that we don’t go backwards,” he says. “Crop insurance is not a lucrative plan to go down, but it does save you and let you plant the crop again in another year.”

He tells Brownfield he has been in the nation’s capital talking with legislators about the farm bill with ISA and Indiana Corn Growers Association.

“The farm bill is really important to us. We were in Washington D.C. two weeks ago for soybeans and again last week with corn talking to our legislators about the farm bill, keeping crop insurance intact, as well as increasing Market Access Program (MAP) funding for all of our oversees exports.”

Brownfield interviewed Lemenager on Wednesday during the 2023 Indiana Ag Policy Summit in Greentown.

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