Crop losses from climate crisis cost billions in insurance payouts: Environmental Working Group

“Farmers received more than $143.5 billion in federal crop insurance payments from drought and excess moisture, exacerbated by the climate crisis, according to [Environmental Working Group] EWG’s new crop insurance database.”

“The top 10 counties with the largest drought indemnities were in Texas, which has gotten hotter and drier (Table 2).”

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My name is Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist with expertise in environmental nutrition, food and nutrition policy, food and nutrition security, food justice, chronic disease prevention, regenerative & organic agriculture, and sustainable healthy dietary patterns. Currently, I serve on the Editorial Review Board and as a Column Editor for the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. I live in Bogota, Colombia with my husband, two teenagers (boy-girl twins), and our dog Honey. My website is: You can follow me on Instagram at:

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