Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Jun 19, 2013 01:00 PM CDT

Farm Bill's Unintended Consequences

I like to believe people have good intentions until proven otherwise, but congressional efforts to promote "family farms" by imposing means testing on crop insurance eligibility seems seriously misguided. What could result instead are unintended consequences that could actually make it harder for family farmers to manage risk.

As DTN Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported today, Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., and other co-sponsors, are promoting an amendment to clamp down on crop insurance eligibility. It could be voted as early as today. They want to limit the premium subsidy on crop insurance to ...

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