Hidden Climate Costs: Drought Crushing Crop Insurance Industry

By: Monday August 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Farmers had already prepared for extreme weather events by purchasing more and more crop insurance in recent years. So when a historic drought hit this summer, many crop producers had the ability to handle it, although livestock producers seeing a spike in their feed costs still face major challenges. But the insurance industry will take a massive hit from crop insurance payouts, much of it reimbursed by the government, and that could rebound back to the economy.

 

GOP Governors Try to Defund Health Care, Pit Teachers Against the Poor

By: Wednesday September 1, 2010 7:00 am

As we get deeper into the electoral cycle and things get more polarized, it should come as no surprise that attitudes have become more polarized on health care.

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