President Biden has a new plan to ramp up crop production in the United States to offset the losses in Ukraine. This plan includes increasing the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance, increasing technical assistance for precision agriculture and doubling the funding for domestic fertilizer production. White House Economic Advisor Heather Boushey explains how the plan came together. “We looked at the evidence, talked to people affected like farmers who are coping with the challenges, dealing with their own supply chain issues. Then, we made a plan that we had the capacity to do that would be cost effective.”
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