2011 most complex and challenging ever for RMA administrator

Smith, Ron
October 2011
Southwest Farm Press;10/20/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 20, p14
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The article offers insights from William Murphy, the administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Risk Management Agency (RMA), on the challenges faced by the agency in 2011. Murphy says that agricultural liability has increased from 78 billion dollars in 2010 to 110.9 billion dollars in 2011, in which corn accounts for the biggest liability with more than 31 billion dollars. Moreover, the threats and challenges to USDA farm programs such as deep budget cuts are discussed.


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