farmers News

New Mexico Lawmakers Say Farmers Shortchanged on Disaster Aid

New Mexico’s congressional delegation is calling for more oversight of a federal agency after some farmers and ranchers were shortchanged on disaster aid and Hispanic farmers who rely on traditional acequias to irrigate their crops have been told they’re ineligible …

Michigan Farmers to Have Access to State Weather Data Viewer

Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is making data on programs related to weather conditions available to farmers. The Geographic Information System viewer allows the agency to take different types of data sets and turn them into easy-to-understand visuals …

Progressive, Travelers, USAA Latest to Offer Insureds Discounts, Other Accommodations

More insurers are coming forward every day with discounts, extended coverage and relaxed payment terms for insureds affected by shelter-in-place and other conditions required during the coronavirus crisis. Progressive Insurance announced it is providing approximately $1 billion to its drivers …

Texas Windstorm Insurer to Assess Members $90M for Harvey, Defer Action on Rates

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board of directors voted today to assess member insurance companies $90 million based on losses from Hurricane Harvey and voted to defer further consideration of action regarding TWIA insurance rates on residential and commercial policies …

Groups, Officials Pen Letter to 3 Large California Insurers Asking Them to Ditch Fossil Fuels

Several dozen activist groups, businesses and elected representatives released a letter on Thursday to the CEOs of Liberty Mutual, AIG and Farmers calling on the three biggest fire insurers in California to stop fueling the “climate crisis” that is creating …

Rain Leaves Midwest Veggie Farmers Struggling With No Aid on Horizon

Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring’s torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham’s land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won’t get a piece of a $16 billion …

Insurance Journal West’s Top Stories for 2018: California Commissioner Race, Hawaii Lava, Wildfire Losses

Another year down, and too many fascinating news headlines to count. Hawaii’s lava, the race for California insurance commissioner, and a $23 million ruling in a lawsuit against Geico were among the most popular stories in Insurance Journal’s Western region. …

Official Figure on Insured Losses for 2018 California Wildfires Reaches $9B

The official tally for insured losses from this year’s major California wildfires is $9.05 billion – for now. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday released official figures for losses from the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey …

S&P Says Insurers and Reinsurers Can Absorb Losses from California Wildfires

S&P Global Ratings expects both the primary insurers and reinsurers to be able to absorb losses from the California wildfires, limiting them to an earnings event. However, the mounting bills from more frequents large wildfires in the state against a …

Insurance Adjusters Mobilized to Deal with Harvey Cat Losses

Teams of insurance adjusters were mobilized Friday in Texas cities closest to Hurricane Harvey’s expected path of destruction. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane. According to AIR Worldwide, “the eye of the storm crossed …