Story display


ID:

659

Date:

2012-05-31

Headline:

Government Records Show Crop Insurance Subsidies Are A Boon To Big Farm Interests

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Environmental Working Group

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Large agricultural operations disproportionately benefit from federal crop insurance subsidies. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) used FOIA to obtain over a million never-before-released records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Of almost half a million 2011 policyholders, over 10,000 received federal crop insurance premium subsidies of over $100,000, while 26 received over $1 million - but the recipients' identities remain secret.

Notes:

The EWG report is available online at http://static.ewg.org/pdf/2012cropinsurance.pdf.

Keywords:

agriculture, farm, farming, subsidies, crop insurance subsidies, Department of Agriculture, USDA, Risk Management Agency

URL:

http://www.ewg.org/news/news-releases/2012/05/31/government-records-show-crop-insurance-subsidies-are-boon-big-farm


Agencies:

USDA

States:

DC
FL
MN
ND
TX

Categories:

farm subsidies
lobbying


Return to front page