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Re-coupling Conservation Compliance and Crop Insurance

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Future Solutions: Renewing the Contract

  • More than 90 percent of producers already participate in USDA conservation compliance programs.
  • In 2011, more than 264 million acres of U.S. farmland were insured with federal crop insurance.
  • On average, taxpayers provide roughly 60 percent of crop insurance premium supports to farmers, although subsidies can range as high as 80 percent.
  • Over the next decade, baseline budget projections for crop insurance supports will increase to $90 billion.
  • If producers believe the cost of conservation compliance outweighs the benefits of taxpayer-supported crop insurance, they can opt out of the program at any time.

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