Summary: H.R.5825 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5825. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/15/2018)

Whole Farm Crop Insurance Improvement Act of 2018

This bill modifies requirements for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance policy, which covers all commodities on a farm under a single policy.

The bill requires USDA to:

  • expand coverage for beginning farmers under the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program to allow the farmers to develop the revenue history necessary to qualify for WFRP;
  • allow insurance providers to use alternative compensation structures based on the time necessary to write and administer the plans;
  • ensure that that all producers, including producers with expected revenue from an operation that is greater than 35% of the revenue for the previous year, are able to obtain coverage; and
  • reduce paperwork requirements for the program.