This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Jay Yates, Extension Risk Management Specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service
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When farmers experience a disaster, like flooding or drought, what can they count on to help them through it? Up until recently, only the kindness of Congress, in the form of adhoc disaster assistance. Jay Yates, Extension Risk Management Specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service says last year Congress passed the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program or SURE, a permanent disaster program designed to provide assistance to farmers.
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Yates says a producer must buy Catastrophic or CAT coverage to be eligible for SURE Payments.
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According to Yates, producers should not consider the SURE payment when making crop insurance decisions.