TOPIC | CONVERSATIONS


Convo 20

October 2012

But like all farm policies, crop insurance has taken its fair share of criticism from those in Washington who would like to see a much less robust agriculture sector. These critics are actually using this year’s drought to paint farmers as self-serving and living off the government; people who, according to the Environmental Working Group, are ‘praying for drought, not rain.’ What nonsense. Suffice it to say that only in Washington, D.C., would a group think that a check for an insurance loss could possibly be anywhere close to as satisfying – both financially and emotionally – as a bountiful harvest.