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EWG Demands Crop Insurance Reform and Stronger Environmental Protections in Farm Bill

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For Immediate Release: 
Friday, October 25, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Working Group (EWG) sent a letter to members of the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee today demanding a farm bill that reforms crop insurance and strengthens environmental protections.

EWG’s recommendations to conferees include:

  • Relinking conservation compliance with crop insurance subsidies
  • Supporting crop insurance means testing and transparency
  • Eliminating coverage options that shift additional risk to taxpayers
  • Reforming or removing new government subsidy programs
  • Upholding strong measures in the conservation title
  • Supporting nutrition assistance and nutrition education
  • Supporting local and organic food programs
  • Rejecting harmful provisions and riders  

Click here to download the full letter.