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H.R.1589: Small Farm Insurance Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Peter Welch, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 16, 2013
Latest Major Action May 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

Small Farm Insurance Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to provide coverages for eligible crops based on individual yields (other than for value-loss crops) under the noninsured crop disaster assistance program equivalent to: (1) catastrophic risk protection, or (2) specified additional coverage.

Provides reduced premiums for limited resource, beginning, and socially disadvantaged producers.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
April 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.