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Farmers who have had lots of prevent-plant are starting to feel the squeeze from premium price increases, say federal Risk Management Agency officials. In this June 24 photograph, this prevent-plant field waits wet and unplanted near Eureka. (FNS photo)

Farmers hit by sticker shock at insurance costs for prevent-plant

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Some farmers in the prairie pothole region are starting to complain about sticker shock from rising rates for prevented-plant crop insurance coverage, says Doug Hagel, outgoing regional director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency.

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