The new USDA agreement with crop insurance companies is generating some strong responses from the crop insurance industry and some lawmakers. ( Gary Crawford, Bill Murphy, John Dalton, Steven Rutledge, Stephen Frerichs and Reps' Frank Lucas, Leonard Boswell and Earl Pomeroy)
Bill Murphy, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency, telling a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing about a study that was done which helped determine in the new insurance agreement how much profit crop insurance companies should reasonably be able to make, on average.
USDA officials say recent studies show how retailers involved in Country of Origin Labeling are complying with the rule so far. (Rod Bain, Under Secretary Ed Avalos, Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Rayne Pegg)
Christmas tree farmers have two very busy seasons. One is, of course, the harvest and selling season of November and December. The other comes right now in the hottest part of the summer. ( Gary Crawford, John Tillman, Beth Walterscheidt and Jeff Holt)