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Crop Insurance: USDA's Progress in Expanding Insurance for Specialty Crops

RCED-99-67 Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) federal crop insurance for specialty crops, focusing on: (1) USDA's recent progress in expanding coverage to specialty crops; (2) the new marketing practices insurance companies have introduced for specialty crops and the potential advantages and disadvantages of the practices, including their effect on producers' participation; and (3) the potential effect on participation by producers in the catastrophic crop insurance program if they were charged higher fees.

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