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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Net Payments to Farmers by Crop Insurance

Because the public subsidizes part of the premium for crop insurance, over time payments by crop insurance to all farms who buy crop insurance exceed the insurance premiums paid by all farms. This paper examines historical trends in crop insurance from the perspective of net insurance payments and also places these payments within the 2012 farm safety net debate.

Date published: 
Thursday, April 19, 2012