NRDC Expert Blog

5 Ways to Improve Crop Insurance for Climate-Friendly Farms

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.

Iowa Breaks New Ground with Innovative Cover Crop Incentive

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.

Why the Next Farm Bill Should Encourage Cover Crops

1. Cover Crops Help Farmers’ Bottom Line

President's Budget Cuts to USDA Put Rural Water at Risk

The President’s Budget, revealed today, proposes a whopping 21% funding cut to USDA.

Gleaning to Fight Hunger and Food Waste

Last week, I joined several volunteers to glean harvest from Potomac Vegetable Farms in Virginia.