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Disaster preparedness in the United States is built on a paradoxical business model.
Texas floods to bring cheaper beef as fields finally turn green.
The pattern can crimp the hurricane season in the Atlantic, bring more rain across the southern U.S. and warm some northern states.
Most of the 3.8 million egg-laying hens in an Iowa flock probably have bird flu as the biggest single outbreak of the virus reported in...
Severe weather is the leading cause of power disruptions, costing the U.S. economy from $18 billion to $33 billion a year.
DOJ charged Fireman's Fund with knowingly issuing crop insurance policies not eligible for federal reinsurance.
Insurers have incurred almost $5 billion in wildfire losses during the past 10 years. Wildfires blamed in part on climate change are consuming timber in...
The U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior may not have enough in their budgets to fight wildfires this year.
Uncertainty in the handling of crop insurance claims will likely be the primary impact of the overnight partial shutdown of the federal government.
The agency which administers the federal crop insurance program is challenging a Government Accountability Office report which says it made improper payments to people who...
Today’s adjuster needs a good scientific and investigative mind to assess risks and claims related to livestock and America's crops.
TIKE is intended to offer more skillful predictions of storm's wrath while helping improve global climate models.
Few—if any—industries would seem to face a greater existential threat from the effects of climate change than insurance. As flood waters rise, as hurricanes and...
Fourth-quarter earnings in Wells Fargo’s insurance segment dropped 15 percent over the same period in 2011 due to crop-insurance losses, the company says.
Insured crop losses caused by the worst drought since 1988 could cost insurers and reinsurers more than $5 billion.
A report from Standard & Poor’s says insured crop losses caused by the worst drought since 1988 could cost insurers and reinsurers more than $5...
Midday weather maps indicate drier conditions this week for the already drought-stricken U.S. crop region than earlier forecasts had shown, an agricultural meteorologist said on...
Fitch Ratings says net losses to private crop insurers will likely be an earnings event rather than a capital event.
The drought ravaging America's prime farmland is having an unexpected consequence that could shape the future of agricultural finance: in some cases, farmers who have...
Now that the recent hurricanes and wildfires have subsided, here are seven things you can do to make sure your business is ready for the next disaster.
American International Group Inc. lifted limits on property claims tied to acts of terrorism to $1 billion as clients ask for more protection in larger cities.