NPR: As climate changes, taxpayers will shoulder larger U.S. payouts to farmers
A recent National Public Radio story highlighted the risks that climate change may pose to both farm operations and Americans' pocketbooks in the years to come.
Many row-crop farm operations take out crop insurance to manage risk. About 60% of the premiums for that insurance are covered by taxpayers through the U.S Farm Bill, to the tune of about $8 billion every year.
That's one more reason FMR is working with partners across the state — including agricultural groups — to promote more resilient "clean-water crops" that help protect our water, soil and climate.