NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With programs and policies informed from the growing threats of climate change, implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill is taking steps toward a risk mitigation model for farmers partly through a growing emphasis on crop insurance and the termination of more direct subsidies.
While significant, those efforts remain small compared to the growing threat to farmers, crops and agricultural suppliers and customers from more frequent and more severe climate disasters.
Scott Marlow, executive director of the Rural Advancement Foundation International - USA, noted that although climate change is not mentioned directly in the new legislation, its implications are clearly felt.
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