crop insurance http://peoriapublicradio.org en The effects of crop insurance in 2012 drought http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/effects-crop-insurance-2012-drought <div>Drought hit Illinois farmers hard last year.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of those farmers had federally subsidized crop insurance that helped them cope.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Public Radio’s Scott </span>Stuntz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke to a professor who analyzed the data from last year, to see how much those policies actually helped farmers.</span></div><div></div><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:15:33 +0000 Scott Stuntz 13753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The effects of crop insurance in 2012 drought U.S. Senate could vote on farm bill today http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senate-could-vote-farm-bill-today <p></p><div>The U.S. Senate could finally vote on a new farm bill today. &nbsp;But the final version could still be at least several weeks away. &nbsp;IPR’S Sean Crawford reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat, added a provision that would require wealthier farmers pay more for crop insurance, which Durbin argues is mostly subsidized by taxpayers.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:14:42 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Crawford 7069 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senate could vote on farm bill today