As the Congress organizes and President Biden works to keep his promises, My Rural America will primarily be sharing national news stories during the next few weeks, all related to decision-making in Washington, DC.  However, an exception to this, is the study featured below — Crop Insurance’s Role in Maintaining Healthy Soil.  Some years ago, I was Associate Administrator for USDA’s Risk Management Agency.  Then, I proposed that RMA begin an evaluation of how FCIC crop insurance could assist farmers and ranchers help in the fight against climate change.  Then, sadly, the project was considered “ahead of its time”, but now it’s timely … and certainly even more necessary.  We offer CONGRATS to the Journal of Environmental Management and to National Crop Insurance Services for their understanding of this challenge.

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