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4 Missouri Farms Appeal Crop Insurance Ruling By Federal Agency

Mealey's (November 14, 2017, 12:41 PM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — Four Missouri farms have appealed a federal agency’s interpretation of their crop insurance policies that resulted in the denial of their claims for indemnity (Bottoms Farm Partnership, et al. v. Sonny Purdue, et al., No. 17-2164, 8th Cir.).

(Appellants’ brief available.  Document #50-171116-010B.)

Bottoms Farm Partnership, the Bell Family Partnership, Bell Planting Co. and Nez Farms Inc. (the farms) purchased multiperil crop insurance policies for their 2012 rice crop.  They suffered losses and filed claims for indemnity.

The insurance company denied the claims,...
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