Crop Insurance in the 2012 Farm Bill
The 980-page Farm Bill of 2012 covers a lot of topics – loans, insurance, conservation, and forestry, just to name a few. One topic that has people talking is crop insurance. When direct payments for farmers (which have gone disproportionately to the wealthiest farmers) were removed from the bill, crop insurance was changed to make up for it. It’s costing more for the taxpayer without improving outcomes.