NRDC Expert Blog
The Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) is the biggest taxpayer-funded support program for farmers; for many, the program works well, giving some peace of mind in a risky business or satisfying the requirements of ag creditors.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) just launched a very promising new program that will give farmers who plant cover crops a $5 per acre discount on their crop insurance over the next three years.
1. Cover Crops Help Farmers’ Bottom Line
The President’s Budget, revealed today, proposes a whopping 21% funding cut to USDA.
December 5th is World Soil Day.
Last week, I joined several volunteers to glean harvest from Potomac Vegetable Farms in Virginia.