Insurance of Growing Crops

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Crop Insurance in Next Congress

Likelihood that the next Congress will take steps either to establish a federal system for insuring crops against weather and disease hazards or to encourage the wider assumption of crop risks by private companies was advanced, late in September, by the almost simultaneous endorsement of the principle of crop insurance by both of the leading presidential candidates. President Roosevelt, in a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture made public on September 20, appointed Wallace chairman of a committee to “prepare a ...

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