[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.