Oct. 19 webinar to focus on impact of drought on crop insurance
“The effects of drought are far-reaching, hitting producers, lenders, crop insurance agents, attorneys, and stakeholders across the agriculture industry. We know there are many questions about managing farm operations under these conditions.” — Harrison Pittman
- The NALC’s next webinar is Wed., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. Central/noon EDT.
- Grant Ballard, partner at Ark Ag Law, will present on drought and crop insurance
- Register online.
By Drew Viguet
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Oct. 4, 2022
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — As drought continues to expand and intensify across the United States, farmers need to understand what crop insurance can and can’t do — which will be the topic of the Oct. 19 webinar from the National Agricultural Law Center.
As of Sept. 27, more than 60 percent of the country had some form of drought, according to the U.S Drought Monitor. More than 96 percent of the 11 states that make up the Drought Center’s western region had some form of drought.
“The effects of drought are far-reaching, hitting producers, lenders, crop insurance agents, attorneys, and stakeholders across the agriculture industry,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center. “We know there are many questions about managing farm operations under these conditions.”
The webinar, “Drought and Crop Insurance: Common Issues Faced by Producers,” will be presented by Grant Ballard, partner at Ark Ag Law, PLLC. His work at Ark Ag Law focuses on representing farmers and ranchers in areas such as federal farm programs, crop insurance litigation, contract law, environmental law, and governmental investigations.
The webinar begins at 11 a.m. central/noon eastern, and registration is available online.
“Federal crop insurance remains a vital part of a producer’s risk management strategy, especially with the recent adverse drought conditions across the nation,” Ballard said. “Therefore, it is important to be aware of the issues and challenges that often arise when producers are navigating the crop insurance claims process.”
“Grant brings knowledge of federal crop insurance that can aid those in the agricultural sector as they navigate situations like the drought conditions we’ve seen recently,” Pittman said. “Drought conditions have affected so many in the industry, so the information presented on risk management practices will be of great value to attendees.”
About the National Agricultural Law Center
The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The NALC works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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