Author Bio

Brian Frieden has worked for USDA for 35 years, starting his career with FSA (formerly ASCS) back in 1984. He is the Director of the Risk Management Agency (RMA), Springfield Regional Office that services farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The regional office conducts underwriting activities and provides program education and support for the region’s crop insurance program that provides $21 billion in crop insurance coverage. He grew up on a family farm in central Illinois and has a degree in Agricultural Business from Illinois State University.

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