Ten countries are included in the
These counties are among the top insurance payout hotspots identified by EWG’s Report and its companion map. Together, they spotlight counties in the
“As climate crisis accelerates, it is increasingly urgent that farmers adjust to the extreme weather ravaging their fields,” said
Farmers in the MRCCA were awarded
EWG’s new report showed that large amounts of money were paid to MRCCA counties each year for the same losses.
Surprisingly, many MRCCA county received both excess moisture and drought payments in the same fiscal year. 40 counties were also eligible for both drought and excess moisture payments, 20 years in succession.
Six of the ten hotspot counties with the highest total payment are located in
The MRCCA has a
Crop Insurance Program annually costs taxpayers billions. However, it does not provide any incentive for farmers to adapt and adopt climate-friendly practices or adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
EWG supports increased federal funding for targeted conservation practices that help farmers conserve the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and better prepare them to deal with extreme weather.