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USDA official hears Georgia farmers' concerns

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia farmers talked about their crop insurance concerns with an administrator from the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Senator Saxby Chambliss asked Risk Management Administrator Bill Murphy to host the forum in Albany today.

He said he'll take the farmers' concerns back to Washington.

"We try to work with the growers to improve the program and so as much as we can and keep it affordable." said Risk Management Administrator Bill Murphy.

"The coverage we get from our insurance now is not really covering the needs, the input costs," said Farmer Armond Morris. 

A listening session was also held in Ocilla Thursday for producers to ask questions about the Federal Crop Insurance program and how the program can benefit them.

 

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