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NCIS President Stresses Importance of Crop Insurance At Farm Bill Summit
Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. In his opening remarks, Zacharias stressed the role crop insurance plays in ensuring a strong and vibrant agricultural sector, which is critical to the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. Zacharias noted that crop insurance is the “cornerstone” of the farm safety net, and highlighted a few of the program’s key components that have contributed to its success. 

KIOTI Tractor Power Through Tour Presented by Trace Adkins Raises More Than $32K
KIOTI Tractor wrapped it’s year-long promotion, the Power Through Tour presented by Trace Adkins, raising $32,220 for Wounded Warrior Project. In October 2015, KIOTI Tractor hit the road, raffling off Adkins’ personal KIOTI DK65 with attached front end loader and backhoe to benefit the organization. KIOTI delivered the tractor to the winner, Doyle Myers of Shepherd, Texas, in early March.