crop insurance http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Report: 'Significant Portion' Of Extreme Weather Crop Losses Avoidable, But Some Farmers Aren't Sold http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-significant-portion-extreme-weather-crop-losses-avoidable-some-farmers-arent-sold <p><em>Reporting from&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse.</span></em></p><p>Farmers across the country received more than $17 billion in federal crop insurance payouts after last year’s drought. A <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/media/2013/130827.asp?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NRDCPressReleases+%28NRDC+Press+Releases%29">report released Tuesday</a> by an environmental group blames farmers for not doing enough to shield the soil against the heat.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:59:34 +0000 WUIS 29431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: 'Significant Portion' Of Extreme Weather Crop Losses Avoidable, But Some Farmers Aren't Sold