Federal Crop Insurance: Legal Update & Latest Developments



Federal crop insurance is an integral part of producers’ risk management throughout the agricultural sector.  This webinar will provide an update for producers, lenders, crop insurance agents, attorneys, and other affected stakeholders on the latest and most noteworthy legal developments regarding federal crop insurance. The program will specifically address important case law and regulatory developments, as well as issues producers should consider in 2021.



This webinar was recorded on February 3, 2021. To view a recording of this webinar, click here.


Grant Ballard is a partner with the firm of Ark Ag Law, PLLC, which maintains a nationwide practice focused on the representation of agricultural producers and other rural businesses. Ballard focuses his practice on the representation of farmers and ranchers in areas including Federal Farm Programs, Crop Insurance litigation, contract law, environmental law, and governmental compliance investigations. Ballard has extensive experience in crop insurance and farm program payment litigation where he has represented producers in litigation before private arbitrators, State and Federal Courts, and the USDA National Appeals Division. He has also regularly defended individuals charged with violating federal program requirements and Federal Criminal Laws. Ballard practices across the Nation and is currently admitted to practice before multiple Federal District Courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ballard regularly speaks to agricultural groups across the Country, including at events such as the Beltwide Cotton Conference, and he has written on legal issues facing today’s agricultural producers for various publications including the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, The Delta Farm Press, The Southwest Farm Press, and The Arkansas Lawyer.  His Practitioners Guide to the Litigation of Federally Reinsured Crop Insurance Claims, previously published in the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, has received wide recognition.

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Crop Insurance Updates – 2021