The Domestic Ag Policy and Regulations Committee has been very busy on many fronts.
The major topics that were discussed were in the BRM (Business Risk Management) portfolio.
Another major topic which is very important to the overall beef industry in our country are Forage insurance programs. At the moment there are three forage insurance projects underway that would use satellite imagery.
These three projects focus on native and tame pastures. It is unclear at this time how hay crops can be addressed.
However, an important step has been made in the fact the feasibility of using satellite based imagery in enabling farm/ranch specific forage insurance has been established.