During the Senate Agriculture Committee’s first farm bill field hearing, Chair Debbie Stabenow asked questions centered around climate change and possible updates to crop insurance. Juliette King McAvoy, vice president of sales, King Orchards responded, saying she couldn’t imagine trying to survive without crop insurance. “We don’t know what our climate looks like in 30 years, but that’s how far out I’m planning right now. We can improve crop insurance by having provisions that benefit producers doing risk management practices like frost protection and irrigation.” Ranking Member John Boozman also asked panelists questions about farm programs. Watch the hearing. Photo credit: Ashley Davenport, Michigan Ag Today
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