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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jan 30, 2013 07:06 AM CST

The New York Times had a piece on Tuesday highlighting the farm politics involving climate change.

Pam Johnson, president of the National Corn Growers Association, was interviewed and expressed her deep concern about drought that "cut the harvest at her northern Iowa farm by about 40 bushels an acre." Johnson had to rely on crop insurance to stay afloat.

As the story noted, Johnson's concern is not about how to deal with climate change. It's protecting the federal crop insurance program from budget cuts.

“We are Americans before we are farmers,” Johnson told the Times. “We know we have budget ...

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