Anne Schechinger

Senior Analyst, Economics

Anne Weir Schechinger explores agriculture’s impact on the environment and analyzes how government policies can reduce agricultural pollution. As an undergraduate, Schechinger researched the economics of natural resource valuation. In graduate school, she studied the commercial feasibility of growing environmentally sustainable crops.

External Publications

In The News

[A USDA carbon bank] could just be mostly income support for farmers and not really much about mitigating climate change at all.

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Anne Schechinger
NPR’s Morning Edition - Frank Morris

For all farm subsidy programs … most of the money really goes to the largest and the wealthiest farms.

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Marketplace - Kimberly Adams

The largest and wealthiest farms should not be getting most of the money, because they have large assets to fall back on in times of trouble.

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Bloomberg - Mike Dorning

The science just isn’t there yet … It seems another way to line farmers’ pockets with taxpayer dollars, while masquerading as a climate change solution.

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The Los Angeles Times - Evan Halper

It really makes you wonder if the EPA is keeping us safe with a lot of their maximum contaminant limits they’ve established.

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The Guardian - Emily Holden, Caty Enders, Niko Kommenda and Vivian Ho

These farm subsidies need to be curtailed. So many Americans are still struggling with the pandemic-induced economic crisis, but farmers are really doing well.

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Politico - Ryan McCrimmon

Not only are [Latino] communities using potentially unsafe water, but also nitrate levels in the water are getting worse.

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FERN - Liza Gross

This enormous sum is just a drop in the bucket of what algae outbreaks are costing Americans … The climate crisis is quickly accelerating what was already a dangerous, expensive problem.

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WJCT Public Media (Jacksonville, Fla.) - Brendan Rivers

Most people in the public who know about these programs believe that they are going to farmers, people who need the money, people who need help to keep their farm afloat, But in a lot of cases . . . that’s not going to someone who’s farming and who needs the money to help keep their farm afloat.

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