Friday, October 3, 2014

NEW: Choices article available

Multiple Peril Crop Insurance

Brian Davern Wright

Decades of research have confirmed that crop insurance is an inherently costly program. A dollar of expected benefits to farmers costs taxpayers close to $1.50. Successive farm bills have consistently failed to fulfill their stated crop insurance goals but policy makers, instead of holding the crop insurance program accountable, have expanded it to be the centerpiece of the latest Farm Bill.


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