Time12:00PM1:00PM EST LocationRayburn House Office Building, RHOB 2043, Washington, DC, 20515
Events hosted by RSI AND In-Person

Ripe for Reform: Federal Crop Insurance

Issues: Insurance
Anthony Lamorena
Senior Manager, Federal Government Affairs
Jerry Theodorou
Policy Director, Finance, Insurance and Trade
Caroline Melear
Resident Fellow, Finance, Insurance and Trade


The federal crop insurance program has grown substantially over the past several decades, costing taxpayers nearly $8 billion per year. The program is heavily subsidized, with producers paying only about one third of their annual insurance premium. This, in addition to a variety of other programs including Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) disproportionately benefits the largest, wealthiest farms in America growing one of a few handfuls of crops. This reduces competition and encourages consolidation at the expense of smaller family farms. 

We invite you to a discussion about the future of crop insurance policy ahead of the 2023 Farm Bill and ways to reform the program to best suit the needs of the public.

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