Over the past few years, North Carolina and South Carolina farmers, including many CFSA member farms, have been impacted by hurricanes, flooding, drought, and late freezes.

Federal crop insurance with funding, structure, and delivery conducive to CFSA member farms is one of our top priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill. We’ve signed on to help push several policies and programs for inclusion or improving in the 2018 Farm Bill and are working with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition on advocating for policies, programs, and funding conducive to our members.

The 2018 Farm Bill must modernize crop insurance to serve the diversity of American agriculture, support natural resource stewardship, reduce built-in distortions, and ensure efficient use of public funds. The summary of our crop insurance modernization priorities as developed by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is explained below: