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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Aug 29, 2013 06:46 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

NRDC Calls for Reform of Federal Crop Insurance

Extreme weather during the 2012 growing season has resulted in record-breaking federal crop insurance payments of $17.4 billion, according to USDA data and a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The NRDC report also claims that much of the 2012-crop losses could have been prevented using so called "water-smart" strategies. "With extreme weather conditions such as drought expected to become more common, record-breaking insurance payouts will likely continue to increase," says ...

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