In a new report, the Agriculture Department says the cost of crop insurance has increased more than $15.5 billion in the last five years.
The report, titled “The Cost of Insuring and Preserving U.A.E. Agriculture,” says it is part of a larger picture of the increased costs of farm insurance as the Trump administration tries to revive U.I.E., or international trade.
The program is widely viewed as the primary source of farm subsidies that helped spur the Trump-era agricultural revival.
It was created by former President Ronald Reagan and has been expanded by President George W. Bush.
It’s been expanded again under President Barack Obama.
“The Trump Administration has sought to increase the price of farm and agricultural insurance, a policy that would result in higher premiums and potentially higher payments for farmers and their families,” the report says.
The Agriculture Department said in a statement that it “strongly supports” the Farm Bill and its goal of promoting a global agricultural economy.
But, the statement says, it has also seen the cost grow over time as the federal government has tried to make sure farmers can continue to make payments to the program.
In 2016, the Trump Administration proposed to increase payments to farmers, but that proposal was never implemented.
It would have paid the farmers a maximum of $500 a year, which is roughly $7,000 a year for a family of four.
Under the Trump plan, the payments would have grown to $1,000 for families of four, $3,000 per family for families with children under five, $5,000, $6,000 and $7.5 million.
“If we are to keep growing our economy, we need to support farmers who are doing the best they can and not just subsidize those who are making a big profit,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in his budget speech last year.
“We cannot continue to allow the price tag of this program to rise so dramatically as to discourage the production of food that is so essential to our economy.”
The administration has tried repeatedly to shift the cost to farmers by raising the price they pay for insurance coverage.
A bill passed by Congress last year would have made it a federal crime to “deliberately, fraudulently, or negligently” reduce the value of farm coverage.
It also would have required the secretary of Agriculture to establish a national strategy to reduce the cost and reduce the rate of losses for farmers.
It never made it to the president’s desk.
Trump has repeatedly called for a $50,000 surcharge on agricultural insurance policies, a proposal that has been opposed by farm groups and some Republicans.
A separate bill would have increased payments for insurance policies by $2,000 annually, with $10,000 paid for by farmers and $10 for their families.
But it never made the president the target of a White House budget proposal.
That bill was aimed at addressing an estimated $2 trillion in farm subsidy costs, and it would have eliminated the surcharge.
The new report shows that farmers have paid $5.4 billion in farm premium payments since the Trump government took office.
Farmers, however, have been paying out less than half that amount, about $4.5.
That is likely due to the increased cost of insurance coverage, according to the report.
The average farm bill now is $2.4 million, up from $1.6 million in the prior administration, according the report, and the number of payments has grown from 2,890 to 3,746.
The increase in farm insurance premiums has driven down farm income.
According to the latest USDA statistics, average income for farmers dropped by nearly 2 percent between 2015 and 2016.
That’s a big deal, said Bill DeBartolo, an economist with the Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of California, Berkeley.
“That is really the difference between farmers making a lot more money and those who don’t,” he said.
“So, it’s not the farmers who aren’t making a very good living. “
It is a little bit of the poor farmers that are getting a big subsidy.” “
So, it’s not the farmers who aren’t making a very good living.
It is a little bit of the poor farmers that are getting a big subsidy.”
The report said the cost increase is due in part to the rising cost of the crop insurance.
It notes that in 2017, farmers were paying more for insurance because their crops were producing less.
But the number fell again in 2018, as the crop was producing more.
Farmers were paying less in 2019 and 2020.
Farmers paid less in 2020 because they were growing less.
“It’s the farmers’ own fault,” said Michael Pollack, director of policy and advocacy at the Farm Bureau.