Anyone know how much US crop insurance costs the farmer there?

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Watching one of the Welker videos the other day where they gave up harvesting hundreds of acres of peas that had been droughted or 'hailed out' saying that they had left strips in even the good fields so that the Assessor could look at them for insurance payout made me wonder how much this scheme costs the farmer.

How does it work anyway, hail insurance is available here but is hugely expensive and is not backed by the Government at all and, despite losing over 75% of my crops one year in the last 30 I reckon to be still ahead.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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