Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Crop insurance reforms needed, some say

N.D. second only to Texas in insurance payouts over two decades

Federal crop insurance subsidies grew to record highs last year and a growing chorus of farmers and other groups say the system needs reform.

They say a lack of transparency about where the money goes and a system that favors a small segment of farmers on large commodity crop farms unfairly puts smaller, beginner and more diversified farmers at a disadvantage.

Todd Leake, who farms 2,000 acres nea...

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