Time12:00PM1:00PM EST LocationRayburn House Office Building, Room 2044, 45 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC, 20515
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Environmental Benefits of Crop Insurance Reform


[Moderator] Anthony Lamorena, Senior Manager, Federal Affairs, R Street Institute

Caroline Melear, Resident Fellow, Finance, Insurance and Trade, R Street Institute

Jerry Theodorou, Policy Director, Finance, Insurance and Trade, R Street Institute


The federal crop insurance program has grown significantly in size and scope since its inception in the 1930s. Though the program now receives more taxpayer funding than ever, it lacks substantially in environmental protections and has failed to reform its practices to suit present-day environmental needs. This has severe downstream effects—both literally in terms of waterways and figuratively in terms of economic stability. 

Join us as we present our findings on the environmental benefits of crop insurance reform.

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