H.R.5825 - Whole Farm Crop Insurance Improvement Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 05/15/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/22/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5825 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.