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Posted: Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2:00PM

Ag Experts Praise The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program



Annually Michigan growers produce nearly 80% of the United States supply of tart cherries, or 275-million pounds. Executive Director of the Michigan Cherry Marketing Institute Phil Korson says that wasn't the case two years ago.

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To help growers affected by the frosts and freezes two years ago Senator Debbie Stabenow created the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. It extends relief to all growers that did not have access to crop insurance.

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Jim Byrum is the President of the Michigan Agri-Business Association, he praises Stabenow and the insurance program.

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