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Farmers received more than $143.5 billion in federal crop insurance payments from 1995 through 2020, with just under two-thirds paid out for crop damage from drought and excess moisture exacerbated by the climate crisis.

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EWG speech at AEI on climate and agriculture

EWG Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber delivered the following remarks before the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.