EWG Releases Analysis of Mississippi River Region

The Environmental Working Group is stepping up its criticism of the federal crop insurance program. According to an EWG report, farmers in the Mississippi River Critical Conservation Area received almost $1.5 billion in crop insurance indemnities between 2001 and 2020 due to flood damage. EWG says crop insurance does nothing to address climate change and it would be more beneficial to take frequently flooded farmland out of production.