It’s no great surprise when a well-funded libertarian think tank full of Washington policy wonks pushes for the belief that the federal government should not be involved in crop insurance and other key farm policies. But those of us in farming know better. All we need to do is to remember the recent floods, droughts and other natural disasters that, without some government help, would’ve left our towns, our jobs, our economy and our lives in ruin. The simple fact is that everyone wins with a strong crop insurance policy. It’s good for farmers because we’re not faced with losing our farms every time a natural disaster occurs. But it’s also good for consumers, particularly those in urban areas who rely on others to grow all of their food.
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