For every $1 that farmers spent on crop insurance premiums over the past 15 years, they got more than twice that much back in payouts, according to a new report. Andrew Baker/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Congress Poised To Make Crop Insurance Subsidies More Generous
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These piglets on the Hardin farm in Danville, Ind., are going to cost more to feed than they will fetch at market. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Meat Producers And, Ultimately, Consumers Hurt By Drought
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